Anthony Bourdain tapes No Reservations, his show, at Les Halles, his restaurant. From Slice's Eater Pool contribution.
· Blind Tiger Ale House, which had re-opened sans liquor license thanks to SLA ineptitude, will shutter again next week and remain dark until they get their booze permits. Would somebody please give these guys a break already? [EaterWire]
· The Bruni has unearthed the presence of a two hour time limit at Ramsay: "Two hours and you’re out. Two hours and you’re done, finished, dislodged from your perch in the restaurant’s more formal dining room (there’s a less formal one, too) and escorted to a special lounge area where you may have coffee or a cordial and do your lingering, should you be intent on lingering...Yes, I was told, just two hours. I hadn’t misheard it. And the agents’ language was consistent enough from call to call to suggest that a script was being followed." [Bruniblog]
· Waverly RESY Innsanity: "One ... had been disconnected. Two ... was a fax machine. Three ... did not just ring, as the NYO's tipster claimed. It was a recording that gave directions to the restaurant!" (Eater Tip: ask for the reservation email address. Really.) [Gawker]
· Pinkberry: rising in NYC, but setting in L.A. Ouch. [Curbed LA]