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Haunted Restaurants; Market Table's Sneaky Reservations

A list of the most haunted New York destinations compiled by Internet librarians features a lot of restaurants, including Bridge Cafe whose six-foot-tall, female bouncer, Gallus Magg, used to bite ears off drunken customers back in the nineteenth century; and One if by Land, Two if by Sea, which boasts the spirit of former building owner Aaron Burr — not to mention his daughter, who nowadays "bothers ladies who lunch by pulling their earrings." [NYP]

Market Table is the latest restaurant to only accept strategic reservations, and it's annoying when you see empty tables. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]

The New York branches of Muji won't have the cafés selling the delectable green-tea pastries you find at the Toyko flagship, but the new Amai Tea & Bake, at 171 Third Avenue, sells similar ones, along with viennoisserie and white-tea cookies. [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine]

Bars and nightclubs will soon have to abide by a new set of nighttime security guidelines to avoid incidents like the accidental death of patrons. [Villager]

Phoebe Damrosch offers waiters ways to improve the stress-fest of serving weekend brunch, but her tips don't seem like they will help if, like she was, you are "a very jealous waiter: jealous of guests' bacon, their leisure and their appreciation of the owner's favorite album, which played at least twice every shift." [NYDN]
Related: Phoebe Damrosch, Formerly of Per Se, Apologizes for Spilling a Martini on You

Georgia's East Side BBQ on the Lower East Side serves juicy pulled pork, fried chicken, and fresh lemonade in a spot so tiny there is no bathroom. [NYDN]

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