Vendor Disputes in McCarren Park; Mike Tyson’s New Diet

• McCarren Park’s empanada man, the area’s only licensed street vendor, says unlicensed vendors are taking his business. [NYP]

• The food at the Lion bears little resemblance to that recommended by co-owner Dave Zinczenko in his book Eat This, Not That. [NYO]

• Mike Tyson is now a vegan. [Daily Mail]

• The automatic 19 percent gratuity at Leona’s in the Helmsley Hotel may be illegal. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

• The daughter of Denny’s founder is disappointed with the chain’s current state and is supporting a hostile bid for three seats on the board. [WSJ]

• Gulf Coast fishers and hoteliers fear that the effects of the oil spill could devastate their industries. [USA Today]

Old Homestead Steakhouse expects to serve its 10 millionth customer today. [NYP]

• Wal-Mart will donate 1.1 billion pounds of food to food banks nationwide. [USA Today]

• Subway sent cease-and-desist letters to more than a dozen small stores nationwide, ordering them to stop using the term “footlong.” [NYDN]

Vendor Disputes in McCarren Park; Mike Tyson’s New Diet