Donatella Arpaia Now a Mom; Honey Festival Kicks Off This Weekend
The founder of Nitehawk Cinema lobbied the state the allow movie theaters to serve alcohol and successfully: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed a new law on Aug. 17 allowing drinks in movie theaters that are also restaurants. [Diner's Journal]
Donatella Arpaia and her cardiac surgeon hubby are celebrating the birth of a son, weighing in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces. [NY Post]
There will be beekeeping workshops, a honey-soaked dinner, and tons of the sweet nectar for sale at the first New York City Honey Festival this weekend. [NY Daily News]
Despite a terrible economy, Americans still manage to eat an average of 249 restaurant meals per year, including takeout. [RestaurantNews]
The ban on smoking in bars and restaurants appears to have been effective in helping New Yorkers kick the habit: the smoking rate is at a record low. [Crain's]
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