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Danny Bowien's Struggle to Get MCF and Himself Back; New Year's Eve at Jockey Hollow

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Plus, tequila cocktails and cake, and free scoops of Blue Marble Ice Cream.

LOWER EAST SIDE — After Mission Chinese Food was shuttered by the DOH in October of last year, Danny Bowien fell into a near paralysis, he tells The Times.  "I drank like crazy...Not to have fun. I was destroying myself." Now he doesn't drink anymore,  and with the encouragement of his buddies Rene Redzepi and David Chang, has clearly gotten things back on track. [NYTimes]

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Chris Cannon's Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen has finally opened all of its dining rooms. On New Year's Eve each will offer special menus, including a five-course white truffle dinner in the main dining room. There will also be a live jazz performance by Christian McBride. Check out all of the menus and details here[EaterWire]

CROWN HEIGHTS — Upcoming boozy bakery Butter & Scotch will be ringing in the New Year with a special tequila-based offerings for the first full week of 2015. From January 5-11, cocktail and dessert bar will be serving Espolòn Añejo-infused Rosca de Reyes cake by the slice, and La Epifanía, a cocktail featuring tequila and ginger lime simple syrup. [EaterWire]

EAST HARLEM — Brooklyn's Blue Marble Ice Cream will be offering free scoops to families at The Museum of the City of New York from December 26 through January 4. Available flavors include coffee, peppermint, pumpkin, and lemon honey sorbet. [EaterWire]

Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen

110 South St., Morristown, NJ 07960 Visit Website

Mission Chinese Food

171 East Broadway, Manhattan, NY 10002 (917) 376-5660 Visit Website