Hotel Griffou Coming Soon; Kogi Truck Makes a Cameo

• Larry Poston of the Waverly Inn is teaming up with Balthazar’s Johnny Swet to open Hotel Griffou on West Ninth in June. [NYP]

Momofuku Milk Bar is in the process of trademarking the crack pie, compost cookies, and cereal milk. [Gothamist]

• In the recession, customers are increasingly turning to “economy beers” like Busch and Miller High Life. [WSJ]

• OpenTable is readying for its IPO and expects to make about $16 million from the offering. [MenuPages SF]

• Molly, the cow who recently escaped from a Queens slaughterhouse, has moved to a farm in Long Island, where she will live out her days. [NYP]
Previously: Cow on the Lam in Queens

• A diner at an upstate T.G.I. Friday’s found a severed snake head in his vegetables. [NYP]

• Good news: L.A.’s Kogi truck will be in New York in June. Bad news: It’s for a $600-per-ticket fund-raiser. [Life Vicarious]

• Those hoping for an Alinea in New York shouldn’t get too excited. Grant Achatz says that not only would any New York restaurant be a whole different concept than Alinea, but right now, he feels better about the economy in Chicago. [Metromix]

• The bricks on probably-never-to-reopen (?) Chumley’s are covered with messages for one “Mike” who seems to have recently passed away. [Lost City]

Hotel Griffou Coming Soon; Kogi Truck Makes a Cameo