Roger Ebert, Food Writer; BLT Burger Sues Laurent Tourondel

• Though cancer robbed Roger Ebert of his lower jaw, rendering him unable to eat, he’s recently developed a skill for food writing. [NYT]

• The owners of BLT Burger filed suit against former partner Laurent Tourondel yesterday, charging that the menu for his Hamptons restaurant is too similar to theirs. [NYP]

• Burger King may go up for sale. [WSJ]

• New York’s drinking water is full of tiny shrimp-like crustaceans. [NYP]

• As mixology becomes ever more sophisticated, bartenders are increasingly interested in protecting their intellectual property. [The Atlantic]

• New York Correctional Services higher-ups are being accused of corruption following allegations that they gave the recipe for the prison system’s special cheese sauce to a potential vendor, ensuring that vendor would snag the contract. [NYP]

• McDonald’s plans to open 45 new stores in India this year. [WSJ]

• Vita Coco coconut water is partnering with JetBlue on a new promotional campaign. [NYP]

• A judge ordered Indonesia’s Buddha Bar to close because local Buddhists were upset by the name. [Reuters]

Roger Ebert, Food Writer; BLT Burger Sues Laurent Tourondel