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.

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.