Neroni Gives Lame Reason for Leaving Porchetta

Neroni’s reason for leaving Porchetta: They wanted to open for lunch and start serving sandwiches. And here we thought he was a prima donna. [Eat for Victory/VV]

The Russian Tea Room, taking a page from straight-to-DVD movies, pulls misleading blurbs from bad reviews to try to get some desperately-needed positive press. [Page Six]

Sullivan Street Bakery's Jim Lahey is said to be opening a pizzeria in Chelsea. [Food and Wine]

There are a few places around town where you can actually get good free food with your beers: brick oven pizza at Crocodile Lounge, for instance, or chili-dusted fried pancetta at E.U. [NYP]

There are still a few places to get farm eggs in Westchester: At John-Boy’s, they’re “fuller, deeper, more eggy somehow” than the supermarket variety. [NYT]

California pastry chef Nancy Silverton has taken up the cause of using canned and prepared foods. But not like Rachael Ray. Silverton’s is the gourmet approach to canned goods. [NYT]

One reason for the line-cook shortage: No one wants to spend $30,000 on cooking school,
and then slave for low wages in a kitchen, getting yelled at by some jerk. [LAT via Chow]