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City Council

  1. Shticks
    City Council Candidate Using Fortune Cookies to Get Ahead“Ken Biberaj is in your future” — in bed?
  2. Booze News
    Since That Proposed Soda Tax Went Over So Well, the City’s Now Floating aThe proposed five percent increase to the already burdensome ten percent “liquor-by-the-drink” tax is designed to raise money for the School Reform Commission.
  3. Health Concerns
    Council Speaker Christine Quinn Wants to Reduce Restaurant Health-Grade FinesJust call her “Hero of Restaurateurs” Quinn.
  4. Food Trucks
    Food Truck Ordinance Passes 44-1; Trotter HonoredCity Council passes food truck ordinance.
  5. Food Trucks
    In Memoriam, Chicago Food Trucks, 2010-2012?Food truck ordinance a death knell for food trucks, some say.
  6. Politics
    Russian Tea Room VP Seeks City Council SeatRestaurateurs support one of their own in the upcoming City Council seat election.
  7. Politics
    City Council Members Fighting for Their Right to Junk FoodIt’s possibly the world’s first political statement involving Fritos.
  8. Politics
    City Council Proposes a Boozy Bailout For SchoolsA new plan calls for funding schools with revenue drawn from keeping bars open and extra hour.
  9. Beef
    Finnegan’s Wake’s Bid for Bodine Street Is DeadDue to lack of community support the proposed plan was never brought before City Council for vote.
  10. Beef
    Despite ROC Findings, Kenney and Other City Council Members Dine at CapitalThough the report calls out the chain for its unfair practices, City Council members still chose to eat there.
  11. Beef
    City Councilman Frank DiCicco Wants to Give Bodine Street to Cronies atWhile one stretch of city owned property might go to a private business, another is being pulled out form under a park and garden’s caretakers.
  12. Mediavore
    Bouncer Bill Gets City Council’s Approval; Burger King Fries a Better FryPlus: an increasing number of chefs are turning out books about cooking at home; and the 2011 British Curry Awards go off without a hitch, all in our morning news roundup.
  13. Politics
    Not Everyone Is Thrilled About the Passing of the Gratuity Protection BillHow does the bill effect business owners?
  14. Politics
    City Council Decides on the Gratuity Protection Bill TomorrowThe bill if passed will prevent business owners from covering credit card transaction fees from servers gratuities.
  15. Beef
    Nutter Sticks to His Guns and Turns Down ‘Big Soda’ MoneyThe administration said it will combat the obesity program in its own way.
  16. Coming Soon
    American Sardine Bar Is a Month Away From Opening … For Real This TimeThe bar and restaurant gained the community’s approval, but one neighbor started throwing punches.
  17. Mediavore
    Soda Tax Goes Flat; Police Arrest NFL Star Raheem Brock After He StiffedPlus: Lady Gaga’s meat dress lands at the Rock and Roll Hall of fame; and Ferran Adria shills for Pepsi, all in our morning news roundup.
  18. Mediavore
    City Council Blocks Expansion of an Upper Roxborough Community Garden;Plus Iron Chef tanks in Australia, and college administrators crack down on “drunkorexia” all in our morning news roundup.
  19. Coming Soon
    American Sardine Bar Meets Opposition From NeighborsSupporters were urged to contact City Council and let them know they are in favor of the redevelopment.
  20. Funnies
    Is This City Big Enough For Double the DineLA?The City Council continues blundering through the issue of food trucks.
  21. Truckin'
    Mayor Sides With Food Trucks at City Council Meeting?Miss Softee live-blogs from the middle of the debate.
  22. Mediavore
    Promoter’s Bill Approved by City Council; Drinking Pickle Juice Relieves MusclePlus: Suburban coffee roasters brew up a following, and NY Senator Chuck Schumer ants to curb honey fraud, all in our morning news roundup.
  23. Health Concerns
    Outdoor Smoking Banned at Restaurants and Food TrucksEnforcing the ban will be the responsibility of bouncers and doormen.
  24. Mediavore
    Patsy’s Sues Patsy’s; Bones Found Beneath Tribeca EateryTwo Italian restaurants sue each other over Frank Sinatra, Tokyo Bar finds something scary in the basement, and the economic forecast for food prices does not look good.
  25. Mediavore
    Department of Agriculture Sued Over Beef; Skip Wine Pairings in Top RestaurantsThe Humane Society filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the Agriculture Department, alleging the bureau has created a legal loophole that consistently permits potentially sick cows to enter the food supply. [NYT] The City Council’s bill to place more fruit-and-vegetable street vendors in poor neighborhoods could hurt business for grocery stores and bodegas in those neighborhoods. [NYT] Even with a reservation, dining at hot spots in L.A. can be just as bad, if not worse, than in New York. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]