Local Food More Complicated than You Think; FOOD at Frieze; Priciest Tasting Menus + More News

FOOD in New York’s then-not-so-trendy neighborhood played an important role in the continuing evolution of dining in the U.S.

Food and dining news from around the web and the world…

* Show me the meaning of eating local. The conversation needs to extend beyond mileage. [The Washingtonian]

* Frieze freezes a moment in food history. An exhibit at Frieze New York pays homage to Soho’s FOOD restaurant of the 1970s. [NY Mag]

* Do you have expensive tastes? Then you won’t suffer sticker shock from the world’s spendiest tasting menus. [Journal.ie]

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Counting Courses; Restaurants Fight the Flu; Great Wine by the Glass + More

I like tasting menus, but the last one I did was just four courses at Kajitsu in NYC. This is the citrus fruit pot — vegan and delish!

Food and dining news from around the web and the world…

* Waste not, want not. That saying has been around for a really long time, and yet half the world’s food supply goes to waste. Join me in a collective “Ugh!” [Los Angeles Times]

* By the numbers. The so-called tyranny of tasting menus in New York, this time broken down by time and number of courses. [GrubStreet NY]

* One flu over the cuckoo’s nest. Either from illness or fear, the flu is making us all a bit crazy, and restaurants are doing their part to fight its spread. Thank you! [CBS Local/DFW]

* The real restaurant wars. The battle for dining supremacy continues to rage between New York and San Francisco. And I’m staying out of it! [The Awl]

* Pour some Ducru-Beaucaillou on me! Abe & Arthur’s restaurant in Manhattan is serving up wines by the glass that are typically too expensive for your average bear. And, you know, me. [Fox News]

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Trash on the Tasting Menu; $2K Dish of Pasta; Deceptive Calorie Counts + More

The only way I could afford to order a $2,000 plate of pasta is if it came with a side of $1,970.

Food and dining news from around the web and the world…

* One man’s trash is another man’s tasting menu. Ingredients that would have wound up on the compost heap are being heaped onto diners’ plates. [Washington Post]

* A pasta dish that’s seriously rich. And at $2,000 a plate, it ought to be. [NYPost]

* Counting calories? You may not want to count on the posted counts at restaurants. [ABC News]

* Food allergies are nothing to sneeze at. Find out how to dine out without falling ill. [TimesFreePress.com]

* Iron man. Salt Lake City chef Viet Pham of Forage defeated Bobby Flay on Iron Chef. [Standard-Examiner.com]

* Worst. Tip. Ever. A disgruntled taxpayer passes the buck to a server. [Gawker]


Pop-Up Restaurants Hit a Peak; Tasting Menu Discourse Courses on + More News

Taking a Roman holiday? Dining etiquette tips, a Vespa, and someone as dashing as Gregory Peck are definitely in order to make the most of your trip.

Food and dining news from around the web and the world…

* Fill a prescription and fill up on food? Drugstores are getting into the dining game. [SF Gate]

* Destination dining hits a peak atop Mount Kilimanjaro. Literally. [Toledo Blade]

* Hotel dining moves far beyond room service and stodgy menus. Find out how they’re catering to today’s travelers. [USA Today]

* When in Rome: Dining etiquette in Italy. [The Telegraph]

* This is the coolest menu in the world. Design-wise, at least. [Eater]

* Hungry for more discourse on courses? The tasting menu backlash continues. [Reuters]

* Don’t skip out on your check in India. Ever. [The Raw Story]

* Top chefs aren’t the only ones who find success in restaurants. Get some career advice from a top server at Manny’s Steakhouse in Minneapolis. [Star Tribune]

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