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- After the tremendous success of his Italian New York eateries Alto, Marea and Convivio, chef Michael White "plots dominion through pasta" at his new restaurant Osteria Morini, slated to open in Soho this fall.
- While milk is no longer a staple in school cafeterias due to lactose intolerance or simple dairy dislike by students, chocolate milk is a hot topic for the milk industry, school officials and parents, as certain states are beginning to ban it for its added sugar and high fructose corn syrup.
- As coffee shops become increasingly assumed to be cyber cafés, certain coffee-centric bars are creating seating situations that encourage customers to pop in for a drink without setting up shop with a laptop spread.
- Inspired by the "scarlet, gold and neon-orange chili peppers hitting the farmers' market," a New York Times writer seeks to preserve summer heat by making her own hot sauce.