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Neroni Chastened; California Goes After Trans Fats

“What’s next — butter, bacon, lard?” a California restaurant exec asks of a proposed trans-fat ban there. This is sounding very familiar … [News10]

Smith & Wollensky’s Times ad congratulates Danny Meyer on six stars; Meyer uses the word “hospitality” only once in thanking them. [Snack]

Porchetta’s Jason Neroni sounds a lot humbler in his Gothamist interview than he did while begging for a Beard nomination. On his wd-50 days: “People would come in, look at the menu, and say, ‘Can you do the old menu stuff that Wylie used to do for us?’” [Gothamist]

Among the differences between East and West Coast restaurants: “There are no French restaurants left in L.A.,” food scribe declares. Also, there aren’t as many boozehounds out West. [NYS]

Spitzer’s Department of Agriculture and Markets: Foie gras is not an “adultered” food. [NYS]

Starbucks to stop using growth-hormone milk; price hike in the works. [NYP]

Neroni Chastened; California Goes After Trans Fats