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.
At the new Frankies 570 Spuntino, the cocktails will come in pitchers, aperitivo-style, as opposed to punch bowls.
Oscar de la Hoya has been dumped as brand ambassador for Tres Generaciones tequila after checking into rehab.
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.
While overall salt content in restaurant food has decreased over the past few years, its varieties and uses are growing.
[Nation’s Restaurant News]
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 2, 2011