‘Status Salads’ Claim High Prices; Fine Dining at Bachelor Parties

• A Bronx-based CSA is designed to attract lower-income shareholders, growing more mainstream produce, accepting food stamps, and allowing participants the opportunity to pay for just a few weeks’ worth of food at a time. [NYT]

• “Status salads” at power-lunch hot spots like The Four Seasons can easily cost up to $55. [NYP]

• Gastronomically inclined bachelor and bachelorette parties are moving away from strippers and toward sit-down meals at high-end restaurants. [NYT]

• Red Lobster removed oysters from the menu after its supplier shut down owing to the Gulf oil spill. [AP]

• A consumer group is threatening to sue McDonald’s unless they stop using Happy Meal toys to “tempt” kids into the restaurant. [Reuters]

• The Milton, Pennsylvania, home of Ettore “Hector” Boiardi — better known as Chef Boyardee — is up for auction. [Luxist]

• JetBlue began selling in-flight meals on longer flights. [AP]

• Just as different medications can interact with each other, certain foods and nutritional supplements can affect the way medicines are absorbed. [WSJ]

• British supermarket chain Waitrose is planning an American expansion with their line Duchy Originals from Waitrose, which was founded by Prince Charles. [Reuters]

• An Arizona restaurant serving lion-meat burgers to promote the World Cup has drawn protests, including a bomb threat. [AP]

‘Status Salads’ Claim High Prices; Fine Dining at Bachelor Parties