Café Bustelo Goes the PBR Route; After-hours Parties Are Back

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The owners of Caf Bustelo want to give the bodega staple the hipster cachet of PBR. [NYT]

Though it is technically illegal to serve alcohol after 4 a.m., several bars are serving into the morning. [NYP]

Forthcoming Bowery restaurant Homegrown Kitchen will grow all its vegetables in a rooftop garden. [NYP]

Despite the economy, new-restaurant applications were up 25 percent in the first quarter of 2009. [Crain's]

An East Village doctor has started a health-care co-op for the city's restaurant workers. [NYT]

FreshDirect will pay $50,000 for violating city and state anti-idling laws. [NYP]

Some restaurants are charging for generally free items like water (Bobo) and bread and butter (Co.). [NYP]

Opinions on Sweetiepie are sharply divided, with some finding it adorable and others finding it cloying. [NYT]

The Coney Island Totonno's will finally reopen in early June. [Slice]

A 6-year-old Long Island child found an unidentified crushed pill in her Burger King macaroni and cheese last week. [WCBS via Gothamist]