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Free Fuku Delivery, Manhattan Public Drinking, and More Intel

Plus: Hillary Clinton endorses the end of tipping

The Four Seasons Restaurant
The Four Seasons Restaurant

— David Chang's fried chicken sandwich hot spot Fuku is offering free delivery through startup Doordash until Sunday. Entering the code "FUKUDASH" gets you $5 off your first order through the company.

— East Village restaurant Hakata Hot Pot and Sushi Lounge lost its lease at 58 St. Marks Place but will be serving its Japanese hot pot at nearby ramen restaurant Zen 6, at 31 St. Marks Place.

— You can now drink alcohol publicly in Manhattan without getting arrested. It's still illegal, but you'll only get a summons and be ordered to pay a fine. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. aims to spend less time dealing with low-level offenses with the new policy, which goes into effect on March 7.

— Hillary Clinton called for the end of tipped wages and endorsed Governor Andrew Cuomo's fight to raise the state minimum wage to $15-per-hour in a speech in Hell's Kitchen on Wednesday. The presidential candidate raced ahead with more votes in the Democratic primary race on Super Tuesday this week.

— The historic Four Seasons Restaurant won the first ever James Beard "Design Icon Restaurant Award." The award highlights restaurants that have become "national standard bearers of outstanding design and innovation," according to the James Beard Foundation. It can only be awarded to restaurants that have been around for more than 20 years and are still operational. The Four Seasons opened in 1959.

— Inwood Italian restaurant Maranello closed last month due to an eviction. The landlord says the restaurant owes him more than $100,000, which includes back rent, repairs, and legal fees. Maranello had a history of trouble, including fights, noise complaints, and citations for serving alcohol to minors.

— Spanish restaurant La Nacional closed for renovations this week, with a planned reopening in May. Non-profit Spanish Benevolent Society will be taking over the nearly 150-year-old space and sponsoring visas for young Spanish chefs, who will live above the restaurant and put new spins on the menu every few months. Previous restaurant owner Lolo Manso, who also owns Soccarat Paella Bar, will step down.

— Gelso and Grand owner Nima Garos' new Lower East Side Mexican restaurant will be serving tacos, ceviche, tortas, and hand-rolled tortillas. The new project, tentatively called Gracias Mama, will have a bar, a takeout window, and delivery.

— Pop star and cat lover Miley Cyrus visited cat cafe Meow Parlour earlier this week.

The kitties received an unexpected visit from famous cat lady Miley Cyrus yesterday! :D#adoptdontshop #catcafe #nyc

Posted by Meow Parlour on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

— Steve Cuozzo of the New York Post really hates Burger King's new hot dog. It's dry and barely tastes like beef, he writes. "It’s the worst embarrassment in the name of horizontal meat matter since Anthony Weiner discovered Twitter," Cuozzo says. Eater critics ranked Burger King's hot dog as the worst in the city during a hot dog crawl this week.

— New Yorkers getting their groceries delivered are clogging up the streets, city officials say. The city blames the rise in Amazon and FreshDirect trucks for increased congestion and is seeking ways to deal with the issue.

— And finally, here's how to make New York style pizza with the help of Chef Bobby Hellen of GG's:

The Four Seasons Restaurant

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