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  1. Critical Move
    Tejal Rao Named New Restaurant Critic at BloombergExpect to start reading her reviews in September.
  2. Mexicoke
    Soda Tax May Signal Death Knell for Mexican CokeAnd it’s all Bloomberg’s fault.
  3. Warnings
    Bloomberg Speaks Out Against Chefs ‘Bitching’ Over Letter GradesIt’s your problem if you go somewhere with a “B” grade.
  4. Soda Ban
    State Appeals Court Reviews New York’s Soda BanExactly three months after a judge struck down the ban.
  5. The Fizz
    Marin County Announces Summer-Long Soda BanThe driest county in the world.
  6. Soda Ban
    The New York Daily News Pushes for the Soda Ban’s ComebackBloomberg will be pleased.
  7. Bad Taste
    New DOH Subway Ads Salt-Shame YouThanks, Bloomberg.
  8. Bloomberg
    Bloomberg’s Meal at La Grenouille Interrupted by Health InspectorThe mayor — he’s just like us!
  9. Weiner Rights
    Disabled Vets Win Back Right to Sell Hot DogsFreedom!
  10. Modern Love
    Soda Judge Presides Over Wedding, Causes Couple to Fight About the BanModern love.
  11. New Rules
    How, Exactly, the Sugary-Drink Ban Will Affect You [Update: It Won’t Affect YouCan you drink venti Frappuccinos the same way? What about marshmallow vodka? Gatorade? We’ve got all possible scenarios covered.
  12. Food Politics
    Who’s in Favor of Bloomberg’s Sugary Drink Ban?Not black voters. Not women. Not Brooklynites.
  13. Soda Ban
    Clubs Inconvenienced by Bloomberg’s BanBad day for bottle-service bros.
  14. Government
    Bloomberg Considering Ban on Styrofoam CupsWatch out, deli owners and frat boys.
  15. Truckin’
    Bloomberg Unleashes Team of Lawyers to Hunt Down Street Vendors’Law & Order: Special Kebab Unit.’
  16. Bans
    Soda Ban Opponents Now Include the NAACP and the Hispanic FederationThe NAACP and the Hispanic Federation argue the soda ban is also an issue of “racial fairness.”
  17. Drama
    Union Square Park Restaurant a No-Go; Holiday Market Under AttackJudge says it has a “let them eat cake feel.”
  18. Unhealthy
    Bloomberg’s Junky Green RoomBecause no one wants dried seaweed.
  19. Fizzing Out
    Soda Manufacturers Fight for Their Right to Sell Large-Size SodasMr. Pibb goes to Washington.
  20. Health Initiatives
    Bloomberg’s Latest Crusade: Cleaning Up Hospital FoodSay good-bye to Snickers in the waiting room.
  21. Fizz Away
    Not So Sweet: Board of Health Approves Soda BanAnything larger than a sixteen-ounce cup may soon be a collector’s item.
  22. Cleanup on Aisle Five
    New Program Puts Junk Food Literally Out of ReachOut of reach, out of stomach is the reasoning.
  23. Leftovers
    Gigantic La Marina Opening Tonight; Meatball Shop Headed to Upper EastPlus: Brooklyn Brine goes retail, make Taim’s falafel, and more of today’s leftovers.
  24. Frisky Fresca
    Soda-Makers Spit on Bloomberg’s BanThe last straw.
  25. Daddy Dearest
    Regarding Soda, Georgina Bloomberg Has Dad’s Back, But Not ReallyReally, Dad?
  26. Two-Way Street
    Bloomberg and the Grading System Need to Get a RoomHe gives the DOH an A+.
  27. Anti-Lush
    Fun-Killer Bloomberg Now Wants Us SoberHe thinks the city is too tipsy.
  28. Awkward
    Bloomberg Chews It UpHe cooked all New York ingredients.
  29. The Grub Street Diet
    Bloomberg’s Tom Keene Eats Breakfast on Live Radio, Is Very Specific About“I had my basic drink, which is Beefeater Shaken Forever with Olives. I call that a BSFwO.”
  30. What to Drink
    When Beer on Ice Is Nice: The MicheladaFive local favorites.
  31. Mediavore
    Eid at Chuck E. Cheese; Bloomberg’s Dash of SaltPlus: Cupcakes come to the Middle East, and airlines love mixology, all in our morning news roundup.
  32. Mediavore
    Imagining Cipriani Without Liquor; Gael Greene’s Double Date’Top Chef’ might be heading north, Gael Greene’s double date, and more in our morning roundup of food news and gossip.
  33. Mediavore
    You Can’t Stop Bloomberg in Union Square; Bouley Shuffle Just Weeks AwayBloomberg won’t let a little thing like community opposition stop him, David Bouley likes France as much as Japan, and Florent gets an offer to move to a new space.
  34. NewsFeed
    Alan Richman Confirmed Out at Bloomberg Alan Richman is out at Bloomberg, reports say. A tipster reported as much to Gawker over the weekend, and Eater currently is citing “reliable info” that the critic left on his own, rather than getting fired. Our own source on the subject, a figure close to the center of the situation, confirms for us that Richman is no longer reviewing for Bloomberg. As much as we admire Richman’s work, we weren’t entirely surprised: Richman had evidenced tablecloth fatigue over the last few years, and had been at the reviewing grind much longer than any of his current peers. According to Eater, Peter Eliot will replace Richman in the weeks before a permanent replacement is named. More on the story (and our source says there is more to the story) as we hear it. EaterWire AM Edition: Alan Richman Out at Bloomberg [Eater]
  35. Mediavore
    David Lee Roth Is a Shitty Tipper; Alan Richman Out at BloombergThe Shitty Tipper Database on bitterwaitress.com keeps track of people like David Lee Roth, who recently left a $20 tip for a $200 lunch. [NYP] Alan Richman is out as Bloomberg’s food critic. [Eater] The bhut jolokia chile pepper is 200 times hotter than a jalapeño and could potentially be used in pepper sprays, but people like eating it and U.S. sales are projected to increase 500 percent this year. [WSJ]
  36. The Other Critics
    Wakiya Earns a Second Bagel; Meehan Mistreated at BarFryWakiya’s brief flirtation with the possibility of success seems to be over, now that Frank Bruni has concurred with Adam Platt by handing the restaurant what seems to be a well-deserved bagel. How long before it goes down for the dirt nap is anybody’s guess. [NYT] Alan Richman, by the way, hates the place even worse. You don’t even have to look beyond his subheads: “Preening.” “Small Portions.” “Incomprehensible Menu.” The bottom line? The place is wildly expensive and “Wakiya suffers from an absence of delights.” To say the least. [Bloomberg] Peter Meehan, though taking care to praise Josh DeChellis’s cold dishes, had what sounds like a series of awful experiences at BarFry, with terrible service issues. Talk about picking the wrong guy to leave stranded with bottles in his hands! [NYT]