Bloomberg Delivers Cheesecake; McDonald’s Takes on Starbucks

Hizzoner showed up to a political summit in Oklahoma with Junior’s cheesecake for all. [NYS]

Jennifer LeRoy sees another 30 years of LeRoy ownership at Tavern on the Green, but she isn’t striking a deal with Donald Trump to keep the place. [Insatiable Critic]

When world adventurer Anthony Bourdain found out that Food Network would be re-airing episodes of his series A Cook’s Tour, he was sitting by a pool in Hawaii. His reaction? “This was like being unexpectedly groped and publicly slipped the tongue by the ugliest girl at the prom.” [Anthony Bourdain’s Blog/Travel Channel]

In what will easily turn out to be the megachain showdown of the year, McDonald’s will take on Starbucks by installing coffee bars at its nearly 14,000 U.S. locations, hawking familiar-sounding drinks like the Frappe. [WSJ]

Are we still talking about 2007? Restaurant Girl has posted a list of her top dishes from the year, including selections from Fiamma, Allen & Delancey, and Soto. [Restaurant Girl]

For Upper West Side dining with kids, Frank Bruni thinks Rosa Mexicano pleases both adults and the junior set. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

An employee at Pio Pio in Queens was arrested on Saturday after stabbing a co-worker to death. [NYDN]

Bouncers at G Spa mocked a Jewish patron for wearing a yarmulke to their New Year’s Eve festivities. [NYP]

Men’s Health editor Dave Zinczenko has put together a new weight-loss manual entitled Eat This, Not That!, and he’s put lots of pretty pictures in it so you’ll actually use it. [NYDN]

Bloomberg Delivers Cheesecake; McDonald’s Takes on Starbucks