Pink Elephant Loses the Elephant; New Year’s License Deadline Extended


• As the result of a legal dispute, Pink Elephant is now called Pink. [NYDN]

• Since only 165 bars submitted their applications for 8 a.m. New Year’s closings in time, the SLA is extending the deadline to next Monday. [City Room/NYT]

• China has okayed two strains of genetically modified rice. [WSJ]

Aquavit’s executive chef, Johan Svensson, has moved to Hawaii. [Food Writer’s Diary]

• 7-Eleven plans to open 100 new New York locations in the next five years, including one in a former hat store. [Real Deal]

• Scientists have grown pork meat in a laboratory for the first time, though it’s worth noting that they have not yet tasted it. [Times UK]

• 1,979 people went to the emergency room with bagel-related injuries last year. [WSJ]