Jalapeños to Blame for Salmonella?; ‘Rachael Ray Show’ No Place for Anorexics

• Government officials investigating the salmonella outbreak are now eying three kinds of hot peppers, including jalapeños, as the leading suspect for spreading the bacteria. [WSJ]

• With several restaurants out of business and others for sale, even dining destinations in the chichi Hamptons are suffering from the current economic downturn. [Real Deal]

• Three waiters at the Old Homestead Steakhouse say that ever since they sued the restaurant and won the case, they’ve been given the most undesirable tables in the house. Naturally, they’re filing another lawsuit. [NYP]

• The Rachael Ray Show faces a $1 million lawsuit from a former employee who claims he was forced to leave his job because he had anorexia and that his supervisor made “vile, discriminatory and hurtful comments” about his condition. [Legal Newsline]

• With places like Clover Club and Weather Up, Brooklyn’s cocktail scene finally stands up to Manhattan’s. [NYP]

• Is Sam Talbot’s Surf Lodge the first sign of a new Hamptonized Montuak? [NYT]