Street Food Fight; Rocco and Chodorow Are Cool


The influx of street-food vendors has led to a rise in turf wars, with the trendy newcomers facing off with more established carts and trucks. [NYT]

Russian president Dmitry Medvedev to citizens: Lay off the vodka. [Reuters]

France's value-added tax on restaurant meals falls today to 5.5 percent from 19.6 percent. [NYT]

As it turns out, Ferran Adri has no plans whatsoever to open a pizza joint. [Gourmet]
Earlier: Pizza Virus Travels to Spain, Infects Greatest Chef in the World

Jeffrey Chodorow and Rocco DiSpirito seem to have resolved their 1994 feud. The two were spotted amicably chatting in the Hamptons. [Hangin' in the Hamptons/Newsday]

Beer cocktails are cropping up on drink menus nationwide. [NYT]

Artisanal honeys and blood-orangeflavored products were among the top trends at this year's Fancy Food Show. [NYT]

Developers nationwide are adding organic farms to their lots to attract home buyers. [NYT]

Hill Country will open a D.C. location next summer. [GogBlog/WP via Feedbag]

Canadian-caught seal has been banned in the E.U., but many European tourists still dine on it when visiting Canada. [NYT]

The University Place Dean & DeLuca, recently shuttered by the DOH, is gone for good. [Eater]

This year's corn planting is the second largest since 1946. [NYT]