Soda Tax on the Horizon; Tomato Shortage Affects Menus

• Mayor Nutter is proposing a soda tax in next year’s budget to raise revenue. [Daily News]

• Restaurants are eliminating or reducing tomatoes from dishes due to the shortage in Florida. [WSJ]

• Steve Wynn meets with the PA Gaming Board in Harrisburg today to convince them to let him take over the Foxwoods casino site. [KYW] Earlier: Steve Wynn Planning “Cutest Little Casino” for South Philly

• Rabbit, which is easy to raise and easy to kill, is experiencing a surge in popularity thanks to the increased interest in locavorism. [NYT]

• ‘60s pop sensation Bobby Rydell was sentenced for a DUI in MontCo. [KYW]

• Condensed milk, once frowned upon by foodies, is now appearing on menus at high-end restaurants like wd~50. [NYT]

• Performers with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus can get any dish they want at any time (and at cost!) in the circus train’s Pie Car. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

• McDonald’s is testing $1.99 oatmeal in stores in Northern California, Baltimore, and D.C. [NRN]

• Just the thrill you’ve been waiting for: America’s Test Kitchen will soon release a Nintendo game. [The Food Section]

• The European Union approved a biotech potato for cultivation yesterday. [NYT]

Soda Tax on the Horizon; Tomato Shortage Affects Menus