Per Se Raises Prices; Shill for Whole Foods, Win Food

Youre going to regret not going to Per Se the last time you had a chunk of change to burn: Thomas Kellers luxe restaurant has raised prices for both the regular and vegetarian menus to $275 for nine courses. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]

Violence continues in the Flatiron club district, as two men were arrested for stabbing a patron and a bouncer at Club Spy after a fight erupted in the VIP room. [NYP]

As part of House Speaker Nancy Pelosis Green the Capitol project, the cafeterias are getting a locavore makeover, with the goal to sell as much locally grown, organic food as possible. [WP]

Tell Gothamist and Whole Foods about your New Years resolution to eat right and how Whole Foods can help you achieve that goal in other words, shill for the company and you could win a fully stocked pantry, or at least as fully stocked as $350 will allow. [Gothamist]

Jamie Oliver continued on his campaign of health and knowing what you eat with a new TV show aired last night that depicted the autopsy of a 350-pound man who literally ate himself to death. Ew. [The Grinder/Chow]

Graffiti chef Jehangir Mehta enjoyed being yelled at by Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Rocco DiSpirito when he was working in their kitchens. [Restaurant Girl]

Rumors are back that troubled establishment Gin Lane has closed for good, since last Friday at 6 p.m. the curtains were drawn and the plaque outside the restaurant had been removed. [Imbible/Citysearch]
Related: Is Gin Lane on Deaths Doorstep, or Will It Soon Be Reborn?

McDonalds will spend $2 billion this year to renovate 1,500 locations and open up about 1,000 more, with at least 125 locations slated to open in China. [Chicago Tribune]