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John Besh's Latest Eatery Debuts; Fake Fancy Lunch Tab?

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NEW ORLEANS—The latest jewel in the burgeoning New Orleans restaurant empire of Josh opened today, and it's housed within the WWII Museum there. Called American Sector Restaurant, it's billed as a "replica canteen and cafe with a 1940s-inspired menu." More details on the restaurant's official site. [Times-Picayune]

NEW YORK—Remember those reports last week that a Russian billionaire spent $47K on lunch at the Upper East Side's Nello? Turns out that the Russian guy now says his tab was fabricated and is considering taking legal action against the restaurant. [Cityfile]

NEW HAMPSHIREPresented without comment: "An Exeter girl is collecting $35,000 from McDonald's restaurant after receiving second degree burns after hot tea spilled in her lap ... court documents indicate a loose fitting cover that wasn't properly attached to the cup by a restaurant employee was to blame for the burn." [WCAX via GS]

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