Mediavore: No Hookahs For Northampton

• Bobby Flay is bringing his fast-casual burger chain, Bobby’s Burger Palace, to New England. The first store is scheduled to open in Mohegan Sun in early July. [Boston Restaurants]

• Three men are suing the town of Northampton after they tried to open a hookah bar but were blocked by strict anti-smoking laws. [Boston Herald]

• Despite being hit hard in last year’s market fall, restaurant stocks are recovering nicely, with several recently tripling (or more) the value of their lowest points. [The Street]

• Lunch trucks are hip and popular, to be sure, but they’re also changing consumers’ expectations of lunch: local, organic, high-quality preparations are becoming the norm. [WSJ]

• Despite his financial troubles stateside, Gordon Ramsay is set to reopen Petrus, his flagship restaurant, in London’s Belgravia neighborhood. According to Ramsay, the reopening marks a new chapter in his brand’s life. [Bloomberg]


Mediavore: No Hookahs For Northampton