SLA Cracks Down on New Year’s Eve; Eat Nantucket Bay Scallops

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• The SLA is making it tougher for bars to stay open all night on New Year’s Eve by requiring applications to push back last call to be submitted 35 days earlier than usual — a deadline most bar owners don't seem to know about. [NYP]

• 'Tis the season for Nantucket bay scallops. The sweet bivalves should be eaten raw or just barely cooked. Avoid frozen versions. [WSJ]

• With its astounding authenticity and excellent prices, Flushing just might be the king of Chinatowns. [NYT]

Midtown Lunch’s Zach Brooks found the best deals at fast-food chains: At McDonald's, go for the chicken. [NYDN]

• Twelve-year-old wannabe food critic David Fishman scored a seat at Salumeria Rosi on opening night, and gave it 24 (out of 25) points for food and 23 for décor, dutifully recorded in his personal journal. [NYT]

• In another blow for the city’s great old-school bars, Upper West Side standby P&G; Café will close for good on New Year’s Eve. [Lost City]