Fancy Food Show Scales Down; Jug Wine Can Be Just Fine

• This year’s Fancy Food Show reflects the tough economic times with smaller samples and more inexpensive products. [NYDN]

Meanwhile at the UnFancy Food Show, Van Leeuwen reveals it’ll soon be serving Earl Grey–tea-flavored ice cream. [Blondie and Brownie]

• There’s no reason that jug wines need to be terrible. [WSJ]

• World Trade Center construction workers spend their lunches drinking at spots like Biddy Early’s. [NYP]

• CB10 in Bay Ridge wants to ban street-food vendors from two busy stretches because they’re “really becoming an issue for small businesses.” [Brooklyn Paper]

• The Nestlé plant at the center of the cookie-dough E. coli outbreak repeatedly denied inspectors’ requests for information and records of the plant. [WSJ]

• Competition for helado vendors in the Bronx has reached a fever pitch. [NYT]

• Summer restaurant jobs are still plentiful, despite the economic situation. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

• Heather Mills is opening V-Bites, a vegan restaurant, in the United Kingdom. [NYDN]

• Crafts-services company TOMKATS is being sued by Kaufman Astoria Studios, who claim the catering company owes them at least $250,000. [NYP]

• Pret A Manger is expanding quickly in Manhattan, with four new stores in the past two months alone. [Crain’s]

• Colorado’s JBS Swift Beef is recalling 380,000 pounds of products because of possible E. coli contamination. [NYP]

Fancy Food Show Scales Down; Jug Wine Can Be Just Fine