Bartending-School Enrollment Rises; OpenTable on Your iPhone


As corporate layoffs continue, enrollment at local bartending schools is on the rise. [NYDN]

OpenTable now has an iPhone app allowing users to check seating availability in real time, make reservations, and get directions to the restaurant. [Eater]

Cost-saving tip: Church's Chicken is looking to filter its shortening in order to stretch the life of a frying batch to fourteen days from ten. Also coming to the chain: paper French-fry packets and smaller biscuits. [WSJ]

File under "inevitable": Bedford Avenue now has a Pinkberry knockoff. [Gowanus Lounge]