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First NYC Liquor License; Chef Shuffles at Rouge et Blanc

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GREENWICH VILLAGE ? Rouge et Blanc has a new chef running the show. Matt Rojas is out, with his sous Macks Collins taking over. [EaterWire]

LOWER EAST SIDE ? Mission Chinese's Danny Bowien and Lucky Peach's Peter Meehan are doing a talk, cooking demo, and tasting at the Tenement Museum on February 22, as an installment of the museum's Culinary Conversations. Tickets are $30 and available here [EaterWire]

THE 18TH CENTURY ? Gothamist gets its hands on the very first liquor license ever issued by the City of New York. The date's unknown but it could be from as early as 1702. [Gothamist]

FLATIRON DISTRICT ? The three-month-old restaurant Harding's has launched lunch service. The chef there is former Acme chef de cuisine Ariel Fox, who's crafted a lunch menu of old-school classics like Waldorf salad and steak and potatoes. There's also a Thanksgiving leftovers-style sandwich available year-round. [EaterWire]

VIDEO INTERLUDE ? Here's a video of José Andrés emerging from the sea on a jetpack. Every year at the Cayman Cookout, he starts the festival in dramatic fashion?last year he swam in in scuba gear?and this year he entered by water-powered jetpack. Head over to National for the video. [Eater National]
[Photo: Angela Pham]

Rouge Et Blanc

48 Macdougal Street, New York, NY Visit Website

Rouge et Blanc

48 Macdougal St., New York, NY