Voluntary Salt Reduction Spreads; NYC Wine Debuts in May

• Sixteen food companies, including Heinz, Starbucks, and Subway, have voluntarily agreed to cut salt in their products nationwide as part of Mayor Bloomberg’s push to trim Americans’ salt consumption. [WSJ]

• The Queens County Farm Museum will unveil its own wine, the first made with city-grown grapes, next month. [NYDN]

• The Empire Diner lost its lease and will close in May. [NYDN]

After a shortage, Angostura bitters are back on the shelves of Fairway. [Off the Presses]

• Early research findings suggest that the Double Down may weaken KFC’s brand perception among consumers. [NRN]

Just one week after quickly closing and reopening, M2 UltraLounge was shut down by police early Saturday morning owing to security concerns. [NYP]

• Ruin your dinner with the bread baskets at Del Posto and Applewood. [NYP]

• Canada will get its own version of Top Chef next spring. [Calgary Herald via Eater National]

• The city will soon launch a $4.5 million effort to bring drinkable water to Governors Island. [NYP]

• TruTV is filming a reality pilot about Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse. [Crain’s]

• French colleges may soon add wine-education classes. [Time]

• Murray Hill’s Burger At Its Best filed for bankruptcy last week. [Crain’s]

Voluntary Salt Reduction Spreads; NYC Wine Debuts in May