Rush Limbaugh Does NOT Like Foodie Exposes; Restaurateurs Are Peeved About Health Grades

If you're curious what an upscale, local-food-focused Starbucks looks like, here's photo evidence of the new one in Amsterdam. [HuffPo]

Rush Limbaugh does NOT like books that expose the underbelly of the food system, as evidenced by his "young, single, overeducated" comments about Tracie McMillan, author of The American Way of Eating. Jeez, dude would have hated The Jungle. [Seattle Times]

That disgruntled ex-Bar Veloce employee is not letting up: He's launched a new East Village flyer campaign that now targets other area restaurants, including Porchetta and Porsena. [East Village Local/NYT]

Papasito's at Broadway and West 105th Street was shut down this week for allegedly selling booze to minors, but uptown restaurateurs are not having it: They're staging a rally today to protest what they call unfair treatment from the NYPD. [DNA Info]

NYC restaurateurs are also not happy about letter health grades, which was made apparent by a hearing that went on for six hours yesterday afternoon as business owners aired their complaints. [Crain's]

It's nearly spring, and beers are going citrusy: Coors will roll out an iced-tea-flavored beer, and Anheuser-Busch will introduce Lime-a-Rita margarita-flavored suds. We'll stick to spiked Arnold Palmers, thanks. [NYDN]

Sip on this: Coca-Cola had to modify ingredients in one of its caramel-color additives to avoid having to put cancer warnings on its cans under a new California law. Yeep. [Salt/NPR]