Nightlife’s Downturnaround; Beer Prices Will Rise

• New York’s nightlife is already recovering from the recession, with club owners reporting increased attendance. [NYP]

• Despite the trends for fancy ice and the “hard shake” among the city’s elite bartenders, a recent test of drinks made with different ices and shaking styles showed no difference. [NYT]

• Both Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors are planning to raise the prices of their beers. [WSJ]

• Grocery prices are likely to rise as the economy recovers. [NYT]

• The Upper East Side Vynl has closed and will reopen as a Mexican restaurant by the same owners. [Eater]

• A small crop of farms around the country is offering “farm vacations,” where visitors can stay in tents and help on the farm to the tune of $300 a night. [NYT]

• A nationwide search led to the reunion of Papa John’s founder, John Schnatter, and the Camaro he sold in 1983 to finance his business. [NYP]

• Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives prefers more upscale restaurants like the Standard Grill and Otto when he’s in New York. [NYP]

• NHL player Alexander Ovechkin will spend a night cooking at new Gramercy Russian restaurant Mary Vanna in September. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

• Some of the world’s best Mexican hot dogs can be found in Tucson, Arizona. [NYT]

Nightlife’s Downturnaround; Beer Prices Will Rise