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EaterWire: Honey Bankrupt, Pollan Pissed

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POLLANVERSE— As expected, Michael Pollan is none too pleased that the President Elect picked a non-foodie Secretary of Agriculture: "'I was very disappointed in that news conference,' he said, 'not to hear Vilsack use the word 'food' — or 'eaters'''...And so, he said, it's difficult not to see Vilsack's selection as 'agribusiness as usual.'" [NPR via The Food Section]

MEATPACKING DISTRICT— Paige Restaurant Group, the owners of The Hill (fka Dip), Dune Southampton, and The Event space, have filed for Chapter 11 for their restaurant Honey in the Meatpacking District. According to the report in Crain's, the move was mostly to get out from under a lease and a difficult landlord. [Crain's]

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