Beer Garden Coming to Brooklyn; Ollie's Makes a Big Payment

• The owner of Ollie's Noodle Shop agreed to pay $2.3 million in back wages to employees — the largest amount ever collected in a single wage case. [City Room/NYT]

• Shocker: Many of the recipes from celebrity chefs like Paula Deen are full of fat. [NYDN]

• Eight-year-old Wild Freeborn got into some trouble after selling Girl Scout cookies online, but the controversy is causing the Scouts to rethink their policy against online sales. [NYT]

• Details on Der Schwarze Koelner, the beer garden set to open in Fort Greene this summer: Most dishes will cost under $10, and "a lot" of beers on tap. [ClintonHillBlog]

• $2,000 in cash and electronics were stolen from Danal on Monday. [NYP]

• Scandal! In a recent NBC poll, New Yorkers preferred BLT Steak to Peter Luger 53 percent to 47 percent. [Feedbag]

• Bernie Madoff's food connections keep growing: In addition to his wife's career as a cookbook author, Madoff enjoyed investing in restaurants, namely P.J. Clarke's. [Scribd via Eater]

• Brandon Kida has been promoted from sous-chef to chef de cuisine at Asiate. [Eater]

• Julia Roberts was allegedly "shockingly rude" to waitstaff at Sweetiepie on Tuesday. [Gawker]

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Filed Under: armando's, asiate, bernie madoff, blt steak, brandon kida, danal, Der Schwarze Koelner, girl scout cookies, jacques torres, julia roberts, lawsuits, mediavore, ollie's noodle shop, peter luger, pj clarke's, sweetiepie

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