Cocktails coming soon.Photo: Maya Jankelowitz
One week ago, CB2 Manhattan adopted a resolution by its SLA committee and conditionally approved Jack's Wife Freda for an upgrade to its liquor license. Dean Jankelowitz tells Grub Street today he is "pleasantly surprised" since he and his wife Maya, who he met when they both worked at Balthazar, have been open less than a year. The upgrade was opposed by neighborhood activist Georgette Fleischer and others who last week claimed the Lafayette Street restaurant was always "packed to the gills" and did not need to sell hard liquor to attract more clientele. Fleischer and an ally also claimed that Jankelowitz had "promised" them to stick to wine and beer.
Who's that drinking at the bar?
Hey, a fully functional oyster paddy.Photo: Courtesy of Bravo
Greetings from North Carolina! I’m home for the holidays, celebrating Christmas with family and friends. I hope you’re blessed as well. I know many of you read these recaps because you’re interested in my “meal memories” and “fondest foods,” so let me share some of the edible highlights of the holiday:
Watch out for "Team Jalapeño Business."
Danny Bowien is on fire. (Not literally.)Photo: Mark Peterson
In New York, anyway: First We Feast rounds up the year in Twitter love for Danny Bowien and his crew at Mission Chinese Food. The restaurant, which hit the ground running in May and also figures prominently in Adam Platt's Where to Eat 2013 in this week's New York, has gotten emphatic nods from Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern, and Top Chef's Gail Simmons. But that's not all.
Pastrami and Jessica Alba.