Sam Mason Needs More Money; Hawaiian Tropic Zone Looking for Studly Men With Personality

In an effort to change its image as an upscale Hooters, Hawaiian Tropic Zone is hiring a beefy male staff "with personality." [NYDN]

Does Sam Mason need a new financial backer to open Tailor? Those delays cost major cash. [Down by the Hipster]

China has formed a cabinet-level committee to monitor food safety but still calls the national coverage of tainted exports viciously sensationalized. [NYT]

Andrea Strong finds that Justin Sexy Back Ribs Timberlakes Southern Hospitality has actually got some legs after all. [NYP]

Bruni mulls over his favorite steakhouses and concludes that Craftsteak and Strip House may not prize or champion the kind of sizzling uber-char that places like Peter Luger and Wolfgangs go for. Also, dishes that dont involve beef are often every bit as good as or better than those that do. [Diners Journal/NYT]

Unfortunate neighborhood name alert: wheatpacking district. Thats Union Square, for its greenmarket, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, etc. We will continue to call it Union Square. [NYT]