Kate Moss Digs Le Royale; FreshDirect Fires 85 Workers

Apparently the opening-night party at Le Royale was a success, drawing the likes of Kate Moss, who made out with the D.J. [Imbible/Citysearch]
Related: Le Royale Might Just Bring Nightlife Out of the Doldrums

Frank Bruni applauds restaurants seeking out new forms of hospitality, but is wary of the WiFi availability: “Will the glow of laptop screens and the percussion of typing become pervasive visual and aural backdrops for our meals?” [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

A former Scores cocktail waitress is suing the owners for being told to act more like a stripper. [NYP]

1OAK is finally set to open its doors tonight, having been delayed by problems with the pesky State Liquor Authority. [Down by The Hipster]
Related: 1OAK and Touch Delayed, Clubland Remains Dormant

Columbia University made a last-minute decision not to tear down the Cotton Club as part of its northward expansion plans. [NYP]

FreshDirect claims it fired about 85 undocumented workers because of a federal probe, but now it just looks like they were trying to influence an upcoming union vote. [NYDN]

Death & Co plans to reopen its doors on Saturday, after a closure due to some bad paperwork skills on the owners’ part. [Gothamist]

With New Year’s Eve in sight, don’t forget that Champagne flutes are the only stemware you should be pouring that bubbly in, so please don’t put it in white-wine glasses. [Zagat]