Chefs Are All Over ‘Ratatouille’; Allen and Delancey May Open After All

Chefs say Ratatouille gets it, it totally gets chef culture. Even Tony Bourdain is onboard, calling it the best restaurant movie ever made the best chef movie. [Ruhlman]
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Allen and Delancey may be coming back. Or rather, opening for the first time. [Eater]
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The good people of Iowa may not get the whole niche-pork thing, but they are happy to supply the product. [Des Moines Register]

Those big-box restaurants may start out strong, but they age fast: Tricked-out spaces that shimmered when they were brand new start to look and feel just a little junky when theyre half empty and the crowd is a less pretty, trendy one. [Diners Journal/NYT]

A pretty young Julliard graduate is supplementing her income by driving an ice-cream truck. But Mr. Softee is always there is menace her. [NYT]

All Joey Chestnut wanted for breakfast after setting the all-time record and vanquishing Kobayashi was a cup of coffee with artificial sweetener. Because a guy who just ate nineteen pounds of food in twelve minutes has to watch his figure. [NYDN]