We're taking off early today to start the holiday weekend. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend, and don't forget to stay tuned for Eater Weekend.
SOHO — There's a rumor circulating that Julie Reiner's tiki bar Lani Kai is on the market. Apparently there is an online listing that closely matches its description, "right down to the fireplace and double liquor license." Update: Owner Julie Reiner says the rumor is false and business is just fine. [Grub Street]
SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY — New York-based restaurant Southern Hospitality will start construction at Denver's St. Elmo Hotel this October. They will feature an intense bourbon program with 60-70 different selections, cultivated by bourbon connoisseur Victor Matthews, chef/owner of Black Bear Restaurant in Colorado Springs. [Eater Denver]
WEST VILLAGE — Southern-style restaurant and bourbon bar Lowcountry will offer a $32 prix fixe brunch this Monday for Memorial Day. Reservations are recommended. [EaterWire]