Four Seasons Loses GM; Emeril Lagasse Gets a Talk Show

Four Seasons GM James Olson is leaving to work for the new Tavern on the Green. [NYP]
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• The owners of Duvet permanently surrendered their liquor license earlier this month following several incidents, including the alleged rape of a customer by a bouncer. [NYP]

• Emeril Lagasse will host an hour-long talk show on the ION network — the channel’s first foray into original, non-scripted programming. [Eater]

• A new study suggests that a national program to reduce dietary salt could cut as much as $24 billion from the national health-care budget. [WSJ]

• Are tiki bars making a comeback? [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

• U.S. beer sales fell 2.2 percent last year, the biggest slip since the fifties. [WSJ]

• Brooklyn Pride is putting together a book of recipes from the borough’s gay-friendly restaurants. [Brooklyn Paper]

• Starbucks’ first-quarter sales rose, thanks in part to the introduction of Via instant coffee. [WSJ]

• Weight Watchers won a temporary restraining order banning Jenny Craig from running ads claiming that the latter’s participants lost more weight. [NYP]

Four Seasons Loses GM; Emeril Lagasse Gets a Talk Show