It's great news that 21 and Four Seasons have settled with striking restaurant workers late last night, preserving their health insurance while enacting salary increases too, but it seemed a no-brainer: If you run a classy joint, do you really want one of those huge inflatable rats looming over your incoming patrons? However, La Caravelle has not settled yet, so the rat stands not alone, but with striking workers.

The Daily News reports on rising beef prices around the city, which must have some effect on purchasing for restaurants.