Good-bye, ESPN Zone; Michael’s Serves iPads

• Disney will shutter most of its ESPN Zone restaurants, including the one in Times Square. [LAT]

Michael’s will soon offer customers iPads on which to read their morning newspapers. [WSJ]

• From the Breslin to Fatty ‘Cue, many of the city’s hot new restaurants don’t take reservations, a practice just as restrictive as hyperdifficult reservations like Minetta Tavern. [NYT]

• Fed up with increasingly finicky customers, more and more chefs are refusing off-menu requests and substitutions. [NYP]

• Manna, the Biblical spice, is cropping up on menus at restaurants like Perilla, where it finishes a foie gras terrine. [NYT]

• Local meat is increasingly easier to find in New York. [NYT]

• Papa John’s is the new official pizza of the NFL, beating out Domino’s and Pizza Hut. [NYDN]

• Researchers are working to develop a low-allergy peanut. [Wellness/Time]

• Gordon Ramsay and Daniel Boulud are among eleven chefs who will spend a night this fall cooking on the London Eye. [Bloomberg]

• Classic cocktail tome The Hour was just rereleased. [NYT]

• The season’s first barrel of Dutch herring sold for 58,000 Euros at an auction in the Hague. [AP]

• With the opening of rum-snob bar Cienfuegos, rum cocktails are making their way into the spotlight. [NYDN]

Good-bye, ESPN Zone; Michael’s Serves iPads