City Council Might Tackle Labor Violations; Drunks Abound at High-End Restaurants

Customers get drunk, carry on, and throw up even at the finest restaurants. Especially at the finest restaurants: “More people throw up in the dining room of Per Se than your average college bar.” [NYT]

The City Council is considering a law that would put labor violations on par with health violations, in an effort to protect vulnerable immigrant workers. [NPR]

Mocktails are on the rise, thanks to “the whole rehab thing,” and nowhere more successfully than at Indochine. [NYP]

Sandro Fioritti of Sandro’s is now on his eighth New York restaurant, but wherever he goes, his lemon spaghettini and larger-than-life personality follow. [NYP]
Related: Sandro’s Latest Restaurant Is As Good As His Last One

Julian Medina, the chef at Zocalo, will open an 80-seat Mexican restaurant on West 50th Street called Toloache before Labor Day. [NYT]

Impostor pretending to be former Yankees reliever Steve Karsay spotted at Bryant Park Grill. [NYP]

The large Senegalese community in New York has brought over thiebu djen, a stew of tomatoes, rice, and fish that is the country’s national dish. [NYT]