Festival Reminders: SOBE Wine and Food Fest is only two days away. Lee is on site, working hard.
WILLIAMSBURG— While their fried chicken is nothing to take lightly, we're happy to hear breakfast items at Williamsburg's Egg will now be served all day. Given the crowds they get for brunch, perhaps the decision could bolster their slower dinner service. [GS]
WEST VILLAGE— Want to see how fried chicken is made at Jean-Georges' Perry St? They use a whipped cream siphon. [TFB]
NATIONWIDE— Experts are predicting that things are about to go from bad to worse for chain eateries: "Parsimonious consumers are why Ruby Tuesday, Chili’s and even Starbucks and Pinkberry are closing restaurants ... 'When you look at what some of these brands are doing to stay profitable, closing money-losing stores is going to be the next shoe to drop,' said Brian Moore, a restaurant industry analyst with Wedbush Morgan Securities in Los Angeles." [News-Trib via ELA]