So you couldnt really be shocked when the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, which is also in the midst of a lawsuit with Thermador Ovens, recently sued Williams-Sonoma over the retailers use of Julia Childs name in a line of cooking products. The foundation wants Williams-Sonoma to scrub the J.C. name and image from all its marketing and social-media, and stop using her name in promotional contests. Status: Still pending At Stake: The foundation says the real issue at stake is Julia Childs legacy, especially considering the chefs well-known stance against endorsing products, but its still in the midst of calculating how much money to ask for. Memorable Quote: Foundation spokesman Todd Schulkin: Given the value of todays food celebrities, the value will be in the millions of dollars. The Case of the Eleven-Inch Footlong At the beginning of this year, Subway came under fire when photos went viral of a customer rolling out a tape measure next to his supposedly foot-long Subway sandwich, and proving that his meal literally came up short. Lawsuits inevitably followed, with one lawyer estimating that the company essentially cheats its patrons of $142.5 million worth of food every year. Subway responded by pledging to tighten its standards and ensure that a foot equates to 12 inches in each of its more than 38,000 restaurants worldwide. Status: At the Subways request, the case was moved to the federal court system in May. At Stake: On Subways side, potentially hundreds of millions of dollars, and as-yet-uncalculated costs of instituting a new hoagie-measuring system. On the plaintiffs side, bigger sandwiches and, presumably, waistlines. Memorable Quote: Plaintiff Jason Leslie: They advertise in all these commercials, Footlong, Footlong, Footlong, and now I feel like an idiot.
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Chain Bridge Cellars, 1351 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-356-6500. www.chainbridgecellars.com . OCT. 4 DECKFEST: Oktoberfest-themed event with German beer, wine and food, as well as live music. 5 p.m. $19.95 for the buffet. Tuscarora Mill, 203 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. 703-771-9300. tuskies.com . OCT.
Napa Farms Market at San Francisco International Airport was awarded for best to-go food. The market, by Tastes on the Fly, also won for “best airport food and beverage reflecting sense of place.” The Red Lion at the London Gatwick Airport North Terminal received the award for best airport bar. Best wine bar honors were awarded to Cru Wine Bar at Denver International Airport. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s Concourse F food court took top honors. Shake Shack at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport received the award for best quick service dining. HIDE CAPTION Best airport ‘food to go’ Best airport bar Best fast food/quick service restaurant << Four U.S. airports won a total of six awards Copenhagen's airport took home three awards Awards included best coffee shop, best wine bar and best food court (CNN) — These aren't your stereotypical greasy airport burger and fries. Airports from the United States, England and Denmark dominated the Moodie Report 's third annual Airport Food & Beverage Awards, which were announced Wednesday evening in Dubai. "We have been deeply impressed by the volume and, more importantly, quality of nominations this year," said Martin Moodie, Moodie Report founder and chairman, in a statement prior to the awards announcement. The Moodie Report owns and produces the conference and the awards. "There's plenty of innovation and an intriguing reflection of a number of the sector's most notable trends," Moodie said.
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Department of Agriculture provided further guidance to state agencies on funding available for the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). And it suggests that some resources will be immediately available to states. The upshot is that many states should be able to keep their WIC programs open through October using federal funds and possibly even longer using states funds, Zoe Neuberger, a senior policy analyst with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, said in an e-mail about the updated guidance. WIC provides states with grants for food aid, health care referrals and nutrition education for low-income women and children. When the USDA first issued guidance late last week, WIC seemed vulnerable even in a short-term shutdown. States would be able to borrow funds from some sources to keep the program running for a week or so, according to that earlier guidance, but they would likely be unable to sustain operations for a longer period. Even contingency funds werent likely to be enough to get them through October, USDA predicted. Tuesdays guidance doesnt make such predictions, but it elaborated on the available options, including carrying over funds from the fiscal year that ended on Monday or tapping a federal contingency fund. While thats good news for some programs, theres still a lot of variation among the states. Theres no question that its a smart move on their part, but its not a guarantee overall, said Geraldine Henchy, director of nutrition policy for the Food Research Action Center. Apportioning WIC funding is notoriously difficult, she notes.In Utah,all WIC clinics are closed and new WIC appointments have been canceled. Whereas Arkansas negotiated with the USDA to receive contingency WIC funding for program administration and food vouchers for this week. That arrangement will be revisited weekly through the end of the month, according to a state health department spokesman. Other such food assistance is safe for October, too. Funding for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, formerly known as food stamps, will continue in October under authority granted by the 2009 stimulus bill, USDA said in its weekend guidance.
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Since then, the company has grown to operate five food stands including two stands on 6th Ave. another one on 7th Ave. and a lonely outpost at Queens LaGuardia Community College. RELATED: MEET THE THREE DIRTIES FOOD VENDORS IN BROOKLYN JOHN TAGGART FOR NEW YORK DAILY Whats so great about the food? Several people on line this Monday said that it was the white sauce. What do they put in there? Magic, maybe? asked Minsu No, from N.J. Hegazy said hes even fielded franchise requests from people in Europe and South Asia. Still, the lines are the longest at the carts original location on the southwest corner of 53rd and 6th. Even though the cart on the southeast corner is selling the same food, there are rarely any lines on that side of the street. Part of the The Halal Guys draw seems to be linked to the word-of-mouth marketing that built its fame in the first place. Its the story people tell their friends, that theres this one food cart on this one random corner in the city that sells this one amazing dish but woe to the foodie who orders from the wrong guys.