Fast-Food Chains Try to Get In on the Food Stamp Game; Marcus Samuelsson to Debut Pop-up


Health advocates are worried about fast-food chains trying to get in on the food-stamp program. Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut are all lobbying to get involved.
[USA Today]

More on the effects of Tropical Storm Irene on farms in upstate New York, New Jersey, and Vermont: Greenmarkets are about to start looking rather bare.
[NY Times]

If you’re going out for Fashion’s Night Out, consider these Lincoln Center options: Lincoln Ristorante, Gastroarte, and Kelvin Slush Truck, which will be parked nearby.
[NY Post]

An op-ed calling for the reintroduction of home-ec classes in schools reminds us that the program originally taught the importance of making good, nutritious meals.
[NY Times]

A new study suggests that black kids are more than twice as likely as whites to have common food allergies, especially to peanuts.

Marcus Samuelsson is the latest to jump on the pop-up bandwagon. Global Street Food, in the café at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, will coincide with Fashion Week.
[Diner’s Journal]

Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant is an elaborate meal and performance with musical numbers, showing this month at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn.
[Brooklyn Rail]

Your kids’ school lunch program may start to look different this year. Expect involvement from professional chefs and restaurants.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]