Denny’s Launches 1,690-Calorie Monster; Central Park Boathouse Saga Continues


Twelve people were charged for operating a drug ring out of a now-closed restaurant in Queens, called La Braza. A search recovered four guns, more than a kilo of cocaine, 777 glassine envelopes of heroin, two ounces of marijuana, and $3,520 in cash.
[Wall Street Journal]

A new sandwich at Denny’s boasts 1,690 calories. The Mac ‘n’ Cheese Big Daddy Patty Melt, is topped with — yep — mac ‘n’ cheese.

The Central Park Boathouse management and workers are still locked in negotiations. Now, the Bloomberg administration has joined talks.
[Wall Street Journal]

At the new Frankies 570 Spuntino, the cocktails will come in pitchers, aperitivo-style, as opposed to punch bowls.
[Diner’s Journal]

Oscar de la Hoya has been dumped as brand ambassador for Tres Generaciones tequila after checking into rehab.
[NY Post]

L.A.-based Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, which just opened its first New York location, has already secured a second location, on the Upper West Side, slated to open this fall.
[NY Post]

While overall salt content in restaurant food has decreased over the past few years, its varieties and uses are growing.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]