Shake Shack Could Go National; Mezcal on the Rise


• Rumor: Shake Shack is going national, bankrolled by Howard Schultz. [Down by the Hipster]

• With the upcoming openings of Mayahuel and Casa Mezcal, fine mezcal tequilas are on the rise in New York. [NYT]

• Sandra Lee will discuss her rags-to-riches story at Tavern on the Green tonight. [NYP]

Corton’s Paul Liebrandt wants to stay in New York forever. [NYT]

• On a recent night at Loreley, residents of the building upstairs threw hot grease onto the patrons in the restaurant’s back yard. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York]

• Brooklyn sex club Casbar, recently profiled in the New York Times, was shuttered after police realized it was a sex club. [New York Law Journal via Gothamist]

• Boxed wines are a good buy, since they have lower packaging costs. [Urbanite/amNY]