Samuelsson’s Reduced Role at Aquavit; Mendelsohn Creates AP Burger

Aquavit has demoted Marcus Samuelsson from chef-owner to minority stakeholder. [NRN]

• At a Tuesday dinner thrown by food artist Jennifer Rubell, guests had to break down a glass wall to get to their lamb legs and pop balloons to access dessert. [NYP]

• Spike Mendelsohn created a burger inspired by the Associated Press: a patty topped with bacon, a fried egg, American cheese, corned-beef hash, and Good Stuff Sauce. [Salon]

• New Upper West Side steak and sushi spot Prime KO wants to make kosher synonymous with cool. [City Room/NYT]

• In response to demand from busy guests, hotels are introducing grab-and-go food options. [NYT]

• Chef Sara Moulton lucked into her 2,100-square-foot duplex loft in Chelsea in 1993 for a mere $330,000. [NYP]