Trump Denies Tip; Martha Stewart Blogs

Donald Trump denies leaving a $10,000 tip for a waiter in a Santa Monica restaurant on Monday. [NYP]

No surprises, here: Masa tops the list of pricey U.S. restaurants. [Forbes]

Its the holidays, so its time for the old chestnut about the popularity of fondue. [NYDN]

Martha Stewart has started a personal blog where she or her sister and executive assistant share recipes and stories only a fanatic could appreciate. [The Martha Blog via The Grinder/Chow]

Winetails are making a comeback at places like the little owl, which fall prey to the citys ridiculous liquor laws. [The Grinder/Chow]

Just in time for another weekend of shopping, the Daily News publishes a list of gift ideas for the blog-trawling, Michelin guide-reading, Top-Chef-watching food fanatic. [NYDN]
Related: Bourbon at Its Best [NYM]
The Sweetand the Savory [NYM]

An NYU professor is writing a cookbook with recipes designed to appeal to appetites both goose and human for no apparent reason. [The Grinder/Chow]