City Considering Grading Restaurants; Beatrice Inn Scouting New Locations


• The city is seeking public comment on its plan to give restaurants letter grades for cleanliness. [Crain’s]

• Rumors are circulating that Paul Sevigny will reopen the Beatrice Inn in March in either the former home of Civetta or the Puck Building. [NYDN]

Russian Tea Room chef Petrous Moldovan has been hit with a sexual-harassment lawsuit by former line and sous-chefs. [NYDN]

• The manager of a Windsor Terrace Key Foods came under fire after displaying (and then removing) a menorah and Christmas tree. [NYP]

• Former Financial District coffee-cart operator Najibullah Zazi is facing a second round of terrorism charges. [Villager]

• Maine’s attorney general is investigating allegations of price-fixing among some of the state’s lobstermen. [NYP]

• An Arizona teacher has been suspended after taking 40 students to Hooters for lunch while on a field trip. [USA Today]

• Working at German corporation BASF SE has one notable perk: access to the company’s 108-year-old wine cellar. [WSJ]