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Damian Sansonetti's Maine Pop-Up; Soda Ban Lawsuit

MAINEFormer Bar Boulud chef Damian Sansonetti is doing a pop-up in Newcastle, Maine called Sonnet. This Saturday, he will serve a six-course dinner at Dandelion Spring Farm. The chef also notes that he's planning "a few more pop-ups in the city and area of Portland this fall." [Eater Maine]

SODA BANThe American soft-drink industry and a handful of local business groups filed a lawsuit with the State Supreme Court that contends that the Board of Health did not have the authority to pass the soda ban. A rep for Mayor Bloomberg notes: "This predictable, yet baseless, lawsuit fortunately will help put an even greater spotlight on the obesity epidemic, the only preventable public health issue getting worse in America." [NYT]

WILLIAMSBURGParish Hall is going to host debate parties on October 16 and 22, with sandwiches and cider. The parties will start at 8 p.m. [EaterWire]

CHEF SHUFFLES — Former Del Frisco's chef Clarence Van De Mark is now the executive chef at Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse near Union Square. [EaterWire]

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