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Ask a Food Historian

William Grimes is answering questions about New York City food history.

By Aileen Gallagher

Big Brother at Nobu; Greek Cuisine Slammed; Mmm, Squirrel

Astoria isn’t primarily Greek anymore, says William Grimes, and that’s okay with him: “Greek cuisine does not, even at its best, ascend to great heights.” Say what? [NYT] Sake is becoming more and more popular, even though Americans can’t read the labels. This super-informative feature even includes a sake glossary. [NYDN] Problem diners get registered at Drew Nieporent’s restaurants: “‘Let’s just say you came to [Nobu] and you were a disaster — you complained about everything, whatever. You know, your name’s in the computer.’” Not only that, he’s been accused of shorting workers on overtime. [NYP]