Plein Sud ‘Gangsters’ Celebrate Liquor License With Free Wine

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A neighboring halal food cart recently posted a sign accusing the Gangsters of Plein Sud of starting a campaign of intimidation and harassment and trying to use a mix of connections with NYPD, FDNY, and the Health Department to move us from our spot of 3 years (the sign in question was spotted by Eater last Thursday and was still there, along with the cart, when we passed by a couple of days ago). If all this is true, it seems the one connection owner Frederick Lesort doesnt have is at the SLA. A press release complains that the liquor license was much delayed, but finally arrived today. Tomorrow and Friday, get a free glass of wine (sommeliers choice) at the bar, whether you dine or not. Of course, if youre a Top Chef fan, this may be your excuse to try Ed Cottons food before he debuts on the show June 16.