Don’t Fear the Tomato; Blais’s Burger Coming to New York

• The FDA deems tomatoes safe to eat again, but beware the potentially salmonella-laden jalapeño and serrano peppers. [WSJ]

• Ben & Jerry’s has unveiled a new ice cream inspired by Elton John called Goodbye, Yellow Brickle Road. It contains a lot of things that probably shouldn’t be eaten together in good conscience, like chocolate ice cream, peanut-butter cookie dough, butter “brickle,” and white-chocolate chunks. [Serious Eats]

• Finally, a book on cannibalism clears up that huge misunderstanding about human flesh tasting like pork; it actually tastes like beef, but better. [NYS]

• Non–Top Chef Richard Blais says he is planning a New York location of his burger shop, Flip, where he’ll serve a Krispy Kreme milk shake. [Feed/TONY]

• With two locations already and a goal to open as many as eleven more in the next couple of years, Maoz Vegetarian looks to be jockeying for the role of the city’s next hot franchise. [Feed/TONY]

• Just like Florent, restaurants in the meatpacking district are being priced out of the area because of the high rates per square foot. [Villager]
Related: Video: Florent’s Last Supper

Il Buco’s olive oil is so popular that they’re now selling bottles of it in the restaurant and online. [NYDN]
Related: Il Buco’s Olive Oil Harvested by Seniors

Don’t Fear the Tomato; Blais’s Burger Coming to New York