FYI: Vilsack In, Late-Night Drinking Out

• In a blow for famous foodies like Alice Waters and Michael Pollan, who had hoped to see someone with a background in progressive food policy as Secretary of Agriculture, Obama has appointed former Iowa governor and ethanol enthusiast Tom Vilsack to the post. [New York Times]

• Although political types were greatly excited by the news that city bars would serve alcohol until 5am during inauguration week, the DC Council voted yesterday to push last call back to 4am. [Washington Post]

• Some economic good news, for once: restaurant shares held their gains yesterday. [Forbes]

• G. Franco Romagnoli, a pioneering television chef whose 1970s show “Cooking with the Romagnolis” helped introduce Americans to Italian food passed away on Monday. [New York Times]

• The FDA will continue to study BPA, a chemical found in hard plastics that could pose health risks. [Washington Post]


FYI: Vilsack In, Late-Night Drinking Out