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EaterWire: Luca Lounge Officialy Not Doneski, Milant DOH'ed, Reality TV News, and a Latte Art War for Charity

EAST VILLAGE— Just last month everyone thought (per a sign in the window) that East Village veteran Luca Lounge was a goner. Not So! An email from the owner: "...we quite suddenly and unfairly did lose our lease due to an unexpected and outrageous rent increase. However, we fully intend to stay in this community and are planning to move the restaurant to 222 Avenue B - this location is just next door to our original space. So do plan to see a new, improved, and definitely alive and kicking Luca Lounge by the end of July." [EaterWire]

MIDTOWN EAST— Midtown Lunch is reporting that Midtown East staple Milant got a visit from the DOH: "...I talked to somebody at Milant who claimed it was a freezer temperature issue, which they immediately fixed on Friday afternoon. Now they’re just waiting for the inspector to return to give them the green light..." [Midtown Lunch]

UNION SQUAREThursday night Joe's 13th Street location is hosting a Latte Art Throwdown to benefit the Red Cross: "Baristas will have a single opportunity to wow the judges with their latte art skills. Judges will include Time Out New York Eat Out Editor Gabriella Gershenson and Counter Culture Coffee's Katie Carguilo; the event’s emcee will be Adam Roberts of The Amateur Gourmet. Attendees will get to sip on complimentary beer." $10 suggested donation. [EaterWire]

NOHO— A couple weeks ago we heard a reality tv show was being filmed in the old Kelly and Peng space, now called Crimson, but didn't know which one. Most commenters guessed it was Marco Pierre White's new show, and Cutastic has the confirm: "Crimson, the restaurant in the former Kelley and Ping space, is the setting for the new reality show The Chopping Block, we've learned. The show, an American version of a British Marco Pierre White vehicle features teams of couples competing to run a restaurant. ...the show has been filming there for several weeks and calls chef Franklin Becker a consultant for the program. Becker has also been seen at Marion’s, down the street." [Cutlets]

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