— Manhattan now has a location of roast beef sandwich chain Arby's, one again:
It's located at the corner of 40th Street and Eighth Avenue, near Penn Station. For a while, the Manhattan Mall had an outpost of the chain, but it closed in 2008. The former Gage & Tollner space in Downtown Brooklyn also housed a location of the fast food restaurant for a few years.
— The original location of Fuku on First Avenue is now serving chicken soup:
— A manager at Russ & Daughters, Herman Vargas, arranged a free feast for 700 people in the Dominican Republic recently. The meal was as a tribute to his late mother, who passed away two weeks shy of her 100th birthday.
— A new location of Australian coffee chain Bluestone Lane is coming to 51 Astor Place. The building is also getting a new location of Chop't.
— Three restaurant supply companies are leaving the Bowery. Chair Up is moving to a smaller space at 48 Delancey. Regeant Restaurant Equipment is headed to Queens. And Bowery Boogie notes that relative newcomer East Coast Kitchen quietly closed not too long ago— the building is on the market.
— After an altercation at the McDonald's on Third Avenue near 59th Street, two people landed in the hospital last night with stab wounds.
— Crown Heights is getting a fancy hot dog shop called Reservoir Dogs.
— The operators of Lace Gentlemen's Club in Midtown are suing the city over a $2,200 fine that the club received earlier this year. The city claims that the club violated the "60/40 rule" that requires businesses to have 60 percent of their floor space dedicated to something other than "adult use." The club has a sports bar on the second floor, but a DOB inspector asked a stripper to accompany him up there for a dance, and she allegedly said that it would cost him $700. Because no dancing is allowed on the floor, the club got slapped with a fine.
— Inwood's Irish Brigade Pub is closing for good after service on January 3. The bar has been in business for over 75 years.
— And finally, here's how to make a grandma-style pizza like Bobby Hellen of GG's: