— The staff of Montauk hot spot Ruschmeyer's trashed a beach near the hotel/restaurant the other night, and the people of the seaside town are pissed. Employees left a ping pong table, empty cups, food, and other garbage on the beach on Fort Pond Bay. The Marine Patrol police ordered chef-brothers Max and Eli Sussman to take care of the mess. In a statement, the management at Ruschmeyer's explains that the employees had "every intention of cleaning up immediately following the party, and regret not having done so until the following morning."
— Haters can hate all they want, but tickets to teen chef Flynn McGarry's NYC pop-up Eureka sold out in a flash. Reservations for the $160 tasting menu meals are already booked up through the end of September, and the pop-up's homepage crashed on Monday. McGarry will release new tickets every two weeks. The chef tells the Post: "Everyone has their different versions of growing up...This is just my version of being 16."
— Ribalta near Union Square is serving a yellow tomato-topped pizza inspired by Pope Francis. The special will be served during the Pope's upcoming visit to NYC and a portion of the sales from this pie will go to a non-profit group fighting hunger in Manhattan. Ribalta's owner Rosario Procino got the idea from his friend Enzo Caialli, who famously gave a pizza to the Pope earlier this summer.
— Major Food Group is now converting the Torrisi Italian Specialties space into a new 15-seat fine dining restaurant, which will probably make its debut early next year:
[Photo by Devra Ferst]
— Chinatown hit Fung Tu has been operating without gas ever since a neighbor called Con-Ed to complain about a potential leak almost two months ago. The team is now serving a limited menu cooked using induction burners — no more lion's head meatballs or chicken wings — and apparently blackouts occur "three or four times a night."
— Rose Bar's Damion Luaiye got initial approval at last night's CB3 meeting for a liquor license in the space that currently houses the Experimental Cocktail Club. He's planning a new reservations-only bar called Et Al, which he's pitching as a "place for adults." Former La Mangeoire chef Johann Giraud also got initial approval for his restaurant at 96 Orchard St. with the working title "Excuse My French."
— The craft beer wizards from Mikkeller will be at Arrogant Swine in Bushwick tonight, pouring 11 draft brews.
— LESpace, a temporary food incubator in the former Los Perros Locos storefront at 210 Allen St., has come to an end. Over the last year, it hosted Polpo Gelato and a Thai food pop-up. No word yet on what will takeover the space.
— And finally, here's Ilan Hall making a recipe from Donald Tump's cookbook: