Trend alert from upstate New…

Trend alert from upstate New York: A supermarket food bar that's more like ordering at the bar of a nice restaurant. "Your place is set with real silverware and glassware. A server brings your food to you, beautifully presented on white plates." You pay after you eat and no tip is required. Will this trend reach NYC? Probably not, we all know no New Yorkers go to the supermarket, they eat out and get delivery.

Häagen-Dazs is running a contest…

Häagen-Dazs is running a contest for a new flavor on their site. "Post an original entry — whether it's a story, video, photo or artwork — depicting your dream ice cream flavor combination now through February 9, 2007." Annoyingly, the site loads a giant video and wants to launch pop-ups to tell you all about this contest, so consider yourself warned if you click through. Still, it would be fun to enter.