Jessica Seinfeld Wins Cookbook Case; Koo Koo Roo Closing Ten Stores

Happy Meal toys are now officially banned in Santa Clara County unless restaurants providing them meet new dietary guidelines. [L.A. Times]

Koo Koo Roo will shutter ten of its remaining thirteen stores in Southern California as part of a bankruptcy reorganization. [L.A. Times]

Casual restaurants in Arizona are already feeling a decline in sales following a law that targets illegal immigrants. [CNN]

A federal appeals judge dismissed cookbook author Missy Chase Lapine's plagiarism suit against Jessica Seinfeld yesterday. [NYP]

French chefs are challenging the legitimacy of San Pellegrino's list of the world's fifty best restaurants after no French restaurant cracked the top ten. [Guardian]

Los Angeles is also miffed about S. Pellegrino's list of The World's "50 Best Restaurants." [LAist]

The National Association of Milk Producers is pushing the government to require that all non-cow milks be labeled "imitation milk." [USA Today]

Despite the name, AriZona Iced Tea is actually brewed in New York. [NYDN]

Some farmers' markets are actually staffed by resellers and farmers aren't happy about it. [WSJ]

Israeli scientists have developed a milk made out of chickpeas. [YNet]

In another good sign for the economy, restaurants plan to do more hiring in the second quarter of this year. [NRN]

Scandinavian restaurants are turning toward their own locavore cuisine and resurrecting old food traditions. [The Moment/NYT]

Famed British chef Heston Blumenthal is planning to open a second pub across the street from his Fat Duck. [Bloomberg]