$1.6 Million of Rat Meat Sold as Lamb in China

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Not exactly lamb-like

Just as rage over the elaborate horse-meat scandal begins to quiet down a bit, news comes via the New York Times that traders in eastern China have been passing off rat, fox, and mink meat as lamb. 63 traders were arrested for dousing the meat with various pigments and nitrates and selling it for an estimated $1.6 million over the last few years.

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Motor City Bar Will Stay Open Through June

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Motor City Bar will rock hard through June.

In February we reported Motor City Bar would "close in the next few months" after the landlord decided not to renew its lease. EV Grieve recently learned that the bar the Voice dubbed "Best Rock Bar" will stay open through June. A "Grand Finale" closing party is planned for June 23. Devoted bargoers have two rowdy months left at the 17-year-old bar.

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Only 4% of World's Best Kitchens Are Run by Women?

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Elena Arzak on far left; Helena Rizzo on far right

Restaurant magazine's annual ranking of "The World's 50 Best Restaurants" was announced yesterday afternoon and it includes four New York spots in the top 50: Eleven Madison Park (5), Per Se (11), Le Bernardin (19), and Daniel (29). Joan and Jordi Roca of El Celler de Can Roca took home the number one spot this year.

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Eggs Are Perfect, Health Studies Are Not

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Good eggs!

A few weeks ago, stories about a study published in Nature Medicine upset meat lovers. The study had connected the presence of TMAO -- sounds like internet slang, but it's a chemical produced by bacteria in the intestines -- with higher risks of heart disease. And the analysis found that after eating meat, some people's bodies surged with TMAO. It's not clear yet what that connection means, but it certainly made for some irresistible headlines:

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Max Fish Will Move to Williamsburg

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Max Fish is leaving Ludlow Street.

It looks like the Lower East Side will lose another one of its most beloved bars. Max Fish declared in an online petition that it will move to 132 Metropolitan Ave. in Brooklyn, and the bar is seeking a liquor license for the address. Max Fish has been a fixture of drunken nights on Ludlow Street since 1989 and has had its fair share of near-closures. See the full petition after the jump.

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Red Hook Welcomes Dry Dock Back to 424 Van Brunt Street

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Looking good, Dry Dock!

When Hurricane Sandy lay into Red Hook, my neighborhood liquor store was pummeled. But Dry Dock picked up the pieces, saved the bottles it could, and quickly shuffled over to temporary digs farther up the street.


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Sunny's Bar Plans to Reopen in June

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Sunny Balzano, on right, during a fundraiser last November
As Gothamist noted yesterday, tickets are now on sale for Sunny's May Day Party, a benefit at the Bell House which will kick off a month of organized fundraising for the wonderful old Red Hook bar that was flooded by Hurricane Sandy and has yet to reopen.

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Fairway IPO Announced Today, Could Be Higher Than Whole Foods'

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Tejal Rao

Fairway Market will go public today and could soon be worth more than fancy-food competitor Whole Foods. Bloomberg reports that the supermarket chain's IPO is scheduled to be $453.6 million. The company, which currently has 12 stores throughout the East Coast and aims to expand to more than 300 shops throughout the country, raked in $554.9 million in sales last year--which is a whole lot of groceries. The market's financial success comes on the heels of its triumphant reopening in Red Hook following the flooding and destruction of Hurricane Sandy. [Bloomberg]


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Cherry Bombe Magazine Celebrates Women in the Culinary World

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Cherry Bombe Magazine

Stop what you're doing and check out Cherry Bombe Magazine, the visually stunning food magazine created by Seersucker's Kerry Diamond and graphic designer Claudia Wu. The friends (and former Harper's Bazaar colleagues) launched the imprint in September of last year and have now turned to Kickstarter to seek additional funds for future issues. The biannual publication is almost entirely women-driven, but don't expect it to be covered in ruffles and kale salads.


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Teenagers Who Eat With Their Parents Are Happier. Seriously.

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LA Weekly
A different kind of family meal.

Remember those family dinners your parents made you endure as a kid? If you do, you probably had a more cheerful childhood than your friends whose meals were parent-free. Fast Company reports that researchers at McGill University found the frequency with which families dine together is "strongly correlated" to participants overall emotional well-being.


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