— A Post writer worked as a delivery person on Saturday during the mega-blizzard. A Morgan Stanley banker gave her $1.75 as a tip on a $25.53 order from Blockheads. Another customer gave her $2.29 as gratuity on a $22.87 order of Chinese food from Ollie's.
— Legendary Fanelli's bartender Bob Bozic retired at the end of 2015. Now he's in Serbia trying to re-acquire a family mansion that was confiscated by the Communist Party in the early 50s.
— Adam Gopnick files a Tables for Two assessment of Altamarea Group's latest: "Vaucluse, luxurious if not imaginative, delicious if not distinctive, achieves all it seems to attempt, which is to add a humane (and expensive) retreat to what has become something of a restaurant desert in this quaint, old, forgotten neighborhood." Gopnick also writes: "The lighting, perhaps for that reason, is the kindest, not to say the loveliest, of any restaurant in New York."
— On Saturday, Rotisserie Georgette's proprietor Georgette Farkas started calling guests with reservations to announce that they had to close because of the storm. But then she got the restaurant's bread delivery for the night, and that inspired her to invite everyone back to her apartment for a home-cooked blizzard meal. 13 people that had reservations that night attended the dinner at Farkas's pad. She didn't charge them, but suggested a donation to City-Meals-on-Wheels.
— Bowery Boogie floats the rumor that the operators of Gelso & Grand are planning a Mexican restaurant in the New Golden Carriage Bakery space at 162 East Broadway. The team has not filed any paperwork yet.
— Here's a sneak peek at Suprema Provisions:
Sietsema chimes in: "Suprema Provisions is a new housewares store and salumeria at 305 Bleecker Street. A look through the window mainly covered with butcher paper still, shows all sorts of bowls and spoons and kitchen implements."
— According to The Robs, New York is seeing a "surge of foods that treat cacio e pepe as a touchstone rather than an inviolable recipe." Non-traditional iterations of the dish are now being served at Momofuku Nishi, Lilia, and Quality Eats.
— Soho juice bar Tiny Empire is papered over with a sign in the window explaining that it's closed for "emergency maintenance/construction."
— La Sirena, the highly-anticipated new restaurant from Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, now has a sign:
— The Upper East Side location of Brick Lane Curry House was temporarily closed by the DOH last week after an inspector tallied up 57 violation points. The DOH worker found evidence of mice and rats, as well as plumbing issues.
— And finally, here's how the Peter Luger team selects beef for the famed steakhouse: