BYOB Goes Upscale; Bloomberg Supports Soda Tax

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• High-end restaurants like the Modern are becoming more amenable to BYOB with no corkage. [WSJ]

• Like health commissioner Thomas Friedman, Mayor Bloomberg supports a tax on non-diet sodas. [NYP]

• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention withheld evidence that contaminated tap water was giving children lead poisoning. [Salon]

• For the first time in decades, American food safety is not improving. [NYT]

• Police are investigating gay dance night Fondle at South Brooklyn Pizza to see if it violates cabaret laws. [Brooklyn Paper]

• The commercial salmon season in the U.S. has been banned for the second year in a row. [San Francisco Chronicle]

• Weird: Gourmet's Ruth Reichl recently filmed a video at The Four Seasons dressed like Gene Simmons. [NYP]

Resto is celebrating its second anniversary with a pig roast this weekend. Maybe Passover isn't the best time? [Serious Eats]

• At a recent dinner at the Brooklyn branch of Morton's the Steakhouse, Mayor Bloomberg's bodyguards were treated to off-the-menu empanadas. [NYP]