On Saturday at lunch, M. Wells' co-owner Sarah Obraitis told us she hoped she would be picking up her liquor license for the uber popular Long Island City gastro-diner on Tuesday. Knowing the restaurant's track record with the State Liquor Authority and the months of agonizing delay, we knew celebrating was premature. But lo and behold, Andrew Knowlton reports on the Twitter today that the booze permit is in hand, and diners can expect to get silly on some good French wine from here on out. Congrats!
Obraitis told Eater she hopes to open for dinner in late January. Later this week, she and husband, chef, and co-owner Hugue Dufour will close the restaurant to take a trip home to Montreal and will reopen on January 4. They've had a sommelier on staff for about a month, so expect a killer wine list to make its debut soon.
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