Calorie Counts Spoil Meals; New Year’s Eve to End Earlier


• Even upscale chains like McCormick & Schmick’s have to post their calorie counts, and it’s putting a damper on some customers’ nice dinners out. [NYDN]

• The number of 8 a.m. New Year’s Eve permits issued this year is down 60 percent from previous years. [NYP]

• The meatpacking district’s Simyone Lounge is the hot spot du jour. [NYT]

• Long Island’s vegan dining scene is on the rise. [NYT]

• The latest crop of winemakers are upscale professionals embarking on second careers. [NYT]

• As more and more Americans rely on food stamps, the stigma associated with the program is fading. [NYT]

• There are at least three hotel lounges opening next year. [NYP]

• D.J. Jimmy Moyer, a well-known fixture in Chelsea’s gay nightlife scene, is missing. [NYP]