Food Prices Still Surging; Farewell to the Minetta Tavern

The increase in food prices last month was the greatest one-month hike in eighteen years. [NYP]

Mariah Carey was very protective of her wedding cake which was delicious, by the way on the way to the Bahamas. [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine]

Not only is there free coffee at Dunkin Donuts today, but you can also get a free Southern Style Chicken sandwich at McDonalds if you buy a drink. [Midtown Lunch]

Last night was the last night of service at the Minetta Tavern until Keith McNally reopens it in October. [Jeremiahs Vanishing NY]

Citymeals-on-Wheels is in economic trouble, thanks to rising fuel costs and the collapse of Bear Stearns, one of its biggest supporters. [NYDN]

A bakery the Post recommended last week was shut down by the Health Department shortly thereafter for being conducive to vermin. [NYDN]

Susan Ungaro, president of the James Beard Foundation, thinks dinner at the Beard House is still the best kept secret in New York. [Restaurant Girl]