Street Food Fight; Rocco and Chodorow Are Cool

• The influx of street-food vendors has led to a rise in turf wars, with the trendy newcomers facing off with more established carts and trucks. [NYT]

• Russian president Dmitry Medvedev to citizens: Lay off the vodka. [Reuters]

• France’s value-added tax on restaurant meals falls today to 5.5 percent from 19.6 percent. [NYT]

• As it turns out, Ferran Adrià has no plans whatsoever to open a pizza joint. [Gourmet]
Earlier: Pizza Virus Travels to Spain, Infects Greatest Chef in the World

• Jeffrey Chodorow and Rocco DiSpirito seem to have resolved their 1994 feud. The two were spotted amicably chatting in the Hamptons. [Hangin’ in the Hamptons/Newsday]

• Beer cocktails are cropping up on drink menus nationwide. [NYT]

• Artisanal honeys and blood-orange–flavored products were among the top trends at this year’s Fancy Food Show. [NYT]

• Developers nationwide are adding organic farms to their lots to attract home buyers. [NYT]

Hill Country will open a D.C. location next summer. [GogBlog/WP via Feedbag]

• Canadian-caught seal has been banned in the E.U., but many European tourists still dine on it when visiting Canada. [NYT]

• The University Place Dean & DeLuca, recently shuttered by the DOH, is gone for good. [Eater]

• This year’s corn planting is the second largest since 1946. [NYT]

Street Food Fight; Rocco and Chodorow Are Cool