People’s Pops Hopes to Move Beyond the Flea; Neroni Names Next Move

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• Brooklyn's People's Pops is hoping to land a distribution deal with supermarkets like Whole Foods. [NYDN]

• The National Parks Service has applied for a permit to serve beer, wine, and liquor at private events at the Statue of Liberty. [NYP]

• The winner of this year's World Burrito-Eating Championship downed 33.5 beef burritos in ten minutes. [NYDN]

• Francois Payard has filed for bankruptcy after this summer's closing of Payard Patisserie & Bistro. [Crain's]

• Caesar's, the Tijuana restaurant that popularized the Caesar salad, has closed. [AP]

• Dannon will reimburse consumers for up to $100 of Activia or DanActive yogurts after losing a case charging that claims of the yogurts' ability to boost immunity are unsubstantiated. [NYP]

Kellari Taverna is opening a branch in D.C. [Zagat Buzz]

• Jason Neroni's next gig will be at Blanca in North San Diego County. [Metromix]

• A new South Bronx affordable-housing complex will feature a 10,000-square-foot rooftop farm. [Gothamist]

• The newly thrifty Japanese are eating fewer $100 melons. [NYT]

• In Brooklyn, restaurateurs like Frank Falcinelli and Frank Castronovo are opening businesses in clusters. [NYT]