Fairway Does Not Fear Trader Joe’s; Now Luca Lounge Is Cooking With Electric


East Village: Luke’s Lobster applied for a beer license. [Lo-Down]
Luca Lounge will debut a new menu early next year, once they figure out how to cook with an electric oven (they recently changed over from gas). [Fork in the Road/VV]
Kip’s Bay: Ziggiz greasy spoon is now closed. [NYC Food Guy]
Midtown West: A bar called Igloo is opening at the Rockefeller Center ice rink. [Grub Street]
Upper West Side: Fairway cheese guy Steve Jenkins doesn’t fear the arrival of Trader Joe’s, according to an e-mail: “Will we change our product line? No. Will we lower our prices? No. Merchandising? No. Promotions? We don’t promote. Advertising? We don’t advertise. Anything else? Not that I know of.” [Food and Things]