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Ed's Lobster Bar Kiosk; Leona's Mandatory Gratuity

MIDTOWN— Diner's Journal reports that Mindy's, the restaurant in the Helmsley Hotel will reopen on May 12 as Leona's. They'll charge a mandatory gratuity of 19 percent to every check. [Diner's Journal]

FIDI— Grub Street sends word that Ed's Lobster Bar is opening a mobile kiosk down by the World Financial Center. Chef Ed McFarland will sell a $27 and $15 lobster roll and soft shell crab on ciabatta, and sandwiches starting at $6. [GS]

CHARITY— On Thursday, May 13th, 30 New York chefs and mixologists will join Foundation Rwanda fundraiser and tasting event. Tickets start at $125 and chefs involved include Gabe Thompson, Anita Lo, Mike Price, Alain Allegretti and Cedric Vongerichten. Tickets are here. [EaterWire]

Ed's Lobster Bar Kiosk

200 Liberty St., New York, NY

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