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The Eater Lounge in Aspen; Empellon's Taco Tasting

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COLORADO — Eater National is covering the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen all weekend. Today, Andrew Zimmern, Jim Meehan, Paul Kahan, and Dana Cowin all stopped by the lounge. Here's Andrew Zimmern on the restaurant reservation wars: "I do want every advantage to be given to people, but I think we also have to remember it's the hospitality business, and the moment you lose sight of that, I believe you lose customers." [Eater National]

WEST VILLAGE — On Monday, July 21, Empellon Taqueria will host a taco tasting dinner with six courses of Alex Stupak's tacos plus a margarita for $55. Email reservations@empellon.com to make a reservation. [EaterWire]

WINEWIRE — Tomorrow marks the start of the Seventh Annual Summer of Riesling, a nation-wide celebration of Riesling organized by Paul Grieco. 107 participating restaurants will be pouring Riesling for the next three months, and the Summer of Riesling team will make an appearance at Outside Lands in San Francisco. Also, on July 8, Grieco and his team will host a Riesling booze cruise around New York Harbor with music and bottomless wine for $45 per person. Check out the ticketing info here. [EaterWire]

Empellon Taqueria

230 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014

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