The restaurant and celebrity hangout Hotel Griffou has its allures, but it suffers from uneven cooking, scattershot presentation and inconsistent service. 23 hours ago | The New York Times |  
· Huge Hunk of Metal Inside Burrito at Del Taco [SE] · Il Cantinori Now Unbelieveably Mediocre [CH] · The Pros and Cons of Raising Chickens at Home [SE] · Looking for Undiscovered... September 23, 2009 | Eater |  
Will the standard Hawaiian shirt uniform of Trader Joe's employees soon be hitting Chelsea? Reportedly the store is in discussions to open a shop at the Mattel Building, located... September 23, 2009 | Gothamist |  
Your tax dollars have enabled the Health Department to conclude a groundbreaking study on the calorie counts of beverages at Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. And what they found... September 23, 2009 | Gothamist |  
Hotel Griffou (Daniel Krieger) This week the Times's Pete Wells (filling in before incoming chief dining critic Sam Sifton takes the reins) reviews Hotel Griffou, the trendy... September 23, 2009 | Gothamist |  
specialkrb's Flickr [UPDATE BELOW] More reports of Mister Softee's violent threats against rival ice cream trucks have surfaced. And this time the target is the infinitely... September 23, 2009 | Gothamist |  
Eater sponsor The Joy of Sake is offering up two pairs of tickets to their annual Joy of Sake tasting event, taking place tomorrow at Webster Hall from 6 - 9 p.m. The event will... September 23, 2009 | Eater |  
sgoralnick's Flickr The union that organizes restaurant workers at Tavern on the Green is spoiling for a fight with the new leaseholder, who's trying to renegotiate the union'... September 22, 2009 | Gothamist |  
Although Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has described his battle against unhealthy foods as common-sense public policy, many of his targets overlap with his own cravings. September 22, 2009 | The New York Times |  
The shop Sugar Daddy’s in Amman, Jordan, has brought the cupcake craze that has swept some American cities to the Middle East. September 22, 2009 | The New York Times |  
Crowd-sourcing recipes — corralling a group of strangers on the Internet to create and edit a bank of recipes — is gaining popularity and investors. September 22, 2009 | The New York Times |  
The unusual wines from the Jura region of France are an almost perfect match for the steak. September 22, 2009 | The New York Times |