McDonald’s Helps Starbucks; Bon Appetit Supper Club Coming Soon

• Starbucks partly credits McDonald’s for it’s recent bump in sales, saying that the new McCafé brand brought more attention to the general coffee category. [Ad Age]

• This year’s Bon Appetit Supper Club will open earlier than usual and feature Jose Andres and Rick Bayless. [The Life Vicarious]

• No more free rides on the Ikea water taxi to eat at the café. The store will start charging all passengers who don’t pony up at least $10’s worth of receipts. [Brooklyn Eagle]

• Queens’ Tortelleria Nixtamal is New York’s only source for masa. [NYT]

Bronx Flavor, a Bronx food show, is shaping up to be a minor hit for its public-access station. [NYT]

• Now that the New York State ban on growing black currants has lifted, the tart berries are popping up at farmers’ markets and restaurants like Dressler. [NYT]

• A new Jews for Jesus pamphlet makes prominent use of Food Network personalities. [Fork in the Road/VV]

• Kirsten Gillibrand introduced a senate bill that would ban trans fats from school lunches nationwide. [Crain’s]

• Dumbo residents who liked the hidden exclusivity of Dumbo General Store are bummed that the restaurant has put up a sign. [Brooklyn Paper]

• Contrary to appearances, Park Slope’s Grecian Corner is closed just for renovation, not closed forever. [Brooklyn Paper]

McDonald’s Helps Starbucks; Bon Appetit Supper Club Coming Soon