Epicurean Gentrification; New Orleans Fights Back; Kids Equal Liquor License

Essex Street Market not just for obscure South American root vegetables anymore: "Epicurean gentrification" under way. [NYT]

Fire-struck Medina reopening after a year and a half; London sushi chain to land in financial district. [NYT]

$4.25 mil gets you Hamptons hot spot Star Room. [NYP]

Alan Richman now No. 1 on New Orleans shit list: "I'd like to throw him in the back room at Tipitina's with all the Neville brothers and see if he still thinks Creoles don't exist." [NYT]
Related: Richman Kicks New Orleans While It's Down

Grey Dog Coffee plays the kid card to clinch liquor license for new location. [Gothamist]

Caterer Marcey Brownstein opens up a place in Chelsea; possibly the only time you'll see muffulettas and edamame on the same menu. [Strong Buzz]