Booze Tax Could Rise; Yelp Is Sued

• The Health Department is mulling over raising the tax on alcohol. [NYDN]

• Two law firms filed a class-action lawsuit against Yelp, charging that the site extorted money from a veterinary hospital in order to remove negative reviews. [TechCrunch]

Iron Chef U.K. will debut later this year. [Digital Spy]

• Most New Yorkers would like grocery stores to carry wine. [Crain’s]

• Tours at many craft breweries are getting more interactive, with visitors getting the chance to do everything from cleaning tanks to shoveling grain. [NYT]

• The White Queen in the new Alice in Wonderland movie was inspired by Nigella Lawson. [Digital Spy]

• Tomato processor SK Foods allegedly bribed officials from Kraft, Frito-Lay, Safeway, and B&G; Foods to ignore sanitation and safety problems. [NYT]

• A tenant in a Gramercy Park apartment building is suing his landlords for installing an Ikea kitchen in his $26,000 a month apartment. [NYP]

• High-end chefs like Jose Andres are fans of canned seafood. [NRN]

• North Carolina’s Crop Mob, a loosely organized group of landless farmers and those interested in agriculture, has been instrumental in establishing at least fifteen small-scale sustainable farms. [NYT]

• Cipriani London must change its name after losing a suit brought by Venice’s Hotel Cipriani. [NYP]

• Liquor companies, having cut prices to keep cash-strapped consumers, are concerned they won’t be able to raise them back up when the economy recovers. [WSJ]

• Hellman’s new light mayonnaise is the industry’s first to use cage-free eggs. [PR Newswire for Journalists via Diner’s Journal/NYT]

• Burger King may temporarily eliminate tomatoes from its burgers owing to a shortage in Florida. [ABC]

• Guards from the Museum of Natural History recently brawled at Jake’s Dilemma. [NYP]

Booze Tax Could Rise; Yelp Is Sued