Reheated: Weekly Food News for July 29

Antonella Pagani
In case you missed it: Big openings at Mario Batali’s Tarry Lodge and Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack last week in Westport!

New York Times gives “clubby” Stamford favorite Bar Rosso their Worth it stamp of approval - and so do we.

Celeb chef wannabes prepare to get your cook on: Food Network Star is searching for its next kitchen celeb with an open casting call in NYC Friday August 5th. More details via The Feast.

The guys behind Southport’s Gray Goose are bringing “an elevated version” of their popular concept to downtown Westport, scheduled to open this winter. Via Westport News.

Baby steps: McDonald’s to add apple slices to every Happy Meal as part of a pledged effort to meet increased nutritional demands. Full article, plus Michelle Obama’s praise, on USA Today.

Record-breaking: bottle of Chateau d'Yquem sells for $117,000, setting a new record for the most expensive white wine in history. Via AFP.

Quickfire Blogroll:
Useful: Chow’s guide to gourmet Road Snacking.
Tantalizing: Serious Eats’ rundown of NYC’s Top Ten Ice Cream Sandwiches.
Funny: Brits hit Walmart, Video from Eater.com.