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City Council Stands Up for Fast-Food Chains; Unlaid Eggs in Vogue

Some City Council members, apparently swayed — purely on principle! — by the plight of the big fast-food chains, oppose Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed law to make them post calorie information. [NYP]

The latest fad among Haute Barnyard types, like Dan Barber of Blue Hill? Unlaid eggs. [NYT]
Related: The Haute Barnyard Hall of Fame [Grub Street]

Bad news for cheesesteak lovers: The New York outpost of Tony Luke’s has severed its ties with its legendary Philadelphia headquarters and is now called Shorty’s. Also, Ollie’s Brasserie has closed, leaving the city with just one Chinese brasserie. [NYT]
Related: City’s Chinese Brasseries Double [Grub Street]

Inspired by the Consumer Reports coffee test that put McDonald’s on top, Cynthia Killian gives her own brief list of New York’s top coffee spots. It’s the usual suspects; we wonder if the MUD truck got in there thanks to their localist, countercultural spiel. [NYP]
Related: Another MUD Truck Sticks It to the Man [Grub Street]

A list of aphrodisiac foods. Need we say more? [NYDN]

The owner of Lucali’s pizza in Carroll Gardens considers his restaurant to be an homage to the Brooklyn of his youth. [NYS]

New York is in the midst of a cocktail renaissance. But London is experiencing a cocktail golden age. [NYT]

City Council Stands Up for Fast-Food Chains; Unlaid Eggs in Vogue