Trump Eyes Tavern on the Green, Tavern Blushes; Steingarten in a Bathrobe

Donald Trump covets the most vulgar thing in New York that doesn’t already have his name on it: the Tavern on the Green, which has two years left on its lease. [NYP]

A Zeitgeist moment: The East Village’s gives up the ghost, remaking itself as a “Hopscotch, a café tailored to the needs of children and families.” [Gawker]

Candela owners shutting down and reopening as Irving Mill Restaurant and Tap Room in the fall, with Gramercy Tavern alum Johnny Schaeffer doing his Greenmarket thing in the kitchen. [Strong Buzz]

Ever wondered what Jeffrey Steingarten looks like in a bathrobe? You’ll find out if you watch this video, which, incidentally, is about Steingarten hiring Paul Liebrandt as his personal chef for two weeks. [Serious Eats]
Related: Can Paul Liebrandt Make New York Safe For Molecular Gastronomy? [Grub Street]

A SUNY Buffalo management professor goes undercover as an employee at fast-food restaurants and determines that the workers are good people but that management is inept, dumb, and mean. [Buffalo News]