Death and Suffering for Restaurants, Ducks

Pity the food vendors, caught in a Kafkaesque bureaucratic web. [NYDN]

It seems that death comes at long last to Shopsin's, or at least its West Village incarnation. [Gridskipper]

And to Boxers, another West Village institution. [NYP]

Around 2,500 ducks have died mysteriously in Idaho, are being tested for bird flu. [Nation's Restaurant News]

But a new tapas bar is born in Brooklyn. [A Brooklyn Life]