La Marqueta Fights City Hall and Wins; Josh DeChellis Out at Sumile

Brooklyn’s La Marqueta, facing the same kid of pressure as the Red Hook vendors, wins another year and postpones getting the heave-ho from the 70-year-old market. [NYDN]

Josh DeChellis has left Sumile Sushi to do a tempura restaurant at 50 Carmine Street. [NYT]
Related: Josh DeChellis Dodges a Bullet, and Hits a Bullseye [Grub Street]

This is a golden age of meatballs we’re living in. [NYT]
Related: Men and Their Meatballs [NYM]

The Federal Trade Commission puts the brakes on the proposed merger of Whole Foods and Wild Oats, arguing, very uncharacteristically in the Bush era, that if “Whole Foods is allowed to devour Wild Oats, it will mean higher prices, reduced quality and fewer choices for consumers.” [NYT]

Want to find out if you and your mate have what it takes? Try running a restaurant together. [NYP]

A Harlem man is suing Boost energy drink for giving him a three-day erection. “It was awful. It was painful. I would always wear jeans, but it was hard to go out, so I had to buy some sweatpants,” he says. And that helped? [NYP]

A tasting of the city’s top ice creams puts Otto on top and il laboratorio di gelato at No. 2. Grom, Shake Shack, and Cones fill out the top five, in that order. [NYS]

Chefs can now insure themselves against the loss of a Michelin star. [Chow]

La Marqueta Fights City Hall and Wins; Josh DeChellis Out at Sumile