Tax Break for Dean Poll; Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Shills Fashion


• As part of the deal that gave him Tavern on the Green, Dean Poll was able to get a break on back taxes owed on the Boathouse. [NYP]

• Quail designer Michelle Williams will use Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream trucks to promote her line at Fashion Week, with Quail-outfitted models handing out treats. [WWD]

• Brooklyn Fare’s Cesar Ramirez would like to open a tiny restaurant with a small, ever-changing menu in downtown Brooklyn. [Fork in the Road/VV]

• In an effort to entice customers, restaurants are rolling out family-focused promotions like kids-eat-free nights. [WSJ]

• Facing a large oversupply of rice, the South Korean government is launching a campaign to convince residents that eating rice is their patriotic duty. [Reuters]

• Rachael Ray appeared as a U.S. Open ball girl on Letterman. [Eater SF]

• California’s Mel’s Drive-in is offering diners 20 percent off their meal if they bring in a Yelp review they’ve written for the restaurant. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]