The Year in Preview; Too-Small Portions at Eleven Madison Park

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The Brooklyn Paper's food-related predictions for 2009 include a chocolate feud between Jacques Torres Chocolate and Sunset Park upstart Tumbador Chocolate and big news from Saul Bolton of Smith Street's Saul. [Brooklyn Paper]

• Frank Bruni's year-end grab bag of final thoughts includes the complaint that portions are too small at both Eleven Madison Park and Del Posto. [Diner's Journal/NYT]

Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop owner, Josh Konecky, didn't set out to save the restaurant, but is "just trying to hold on to a piece of old New York—I think that’s important to keep something old in New York." [Urbanite/amNY]

• Good news for budget-conscious consumers, bad news for dairy farmers: There's a huge surplus of milk, resulting in drastically lowered prices. [NYT]