Daily DOH: Things aren't looking too rosy for East Village establishment Yuca Bar. Plumbing and water supply problems, you say? Interesting.
UPPER EAST SIDE—A source writes: "long-ago maitre-d' of the year tony fortuna will soon close his Lenox Room, to reopen it with a different name, a revamped interior, and supposedly, a new concept. he's looking for a new management team now." A chance to learn from the town’s best maitre d’? Who could pass that opportunity up? [EaterWire Inbox]
EATER NATIONAL—A moment of silence for Baron Elie de Rothschild, who passed away yesterday at the age of 90. The man was responsible for resurrecting the famed Château Lafite Rothschild wine estate, which had gone into decline during World War II. Pour out a little red for him tonight, won't you? [NY Times]
EAST VILLAGE—Everyone's favorite Mac-and-cheese restaurant S'Mac is offering 15% off to cops, firemen, EMT workers and nurses for the month of August. You must show work ID to receive the discount. [EaterWire]