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Dave Brodrick

  1. Back of the House
    Fake Fines, Mandatory Tanning, and $40 EntréesThe latest industry news: politicians enforcing draconian restaurant rules, restaurant requiring waitresses to tan, Rachael Ray earns backhand compliment. Owner Dave Brodrick on the new Blind Tiger’s liquor-license battle: “It has left a bad taste in our mouths.” No, not of booze. [NYDN] The Bulgarian bar Mehanata also fights the good fight. [Eater] Score one for the little guys: A city worker gets busted doling out fake fines. [NYDN] Cellies to stay in city eateries. [NYS] Ralph Lauren looking to buy a dining and lodging club in the Hamptons? [NYP] “Forty is the new thirty,” according to one of the many restaurants charging the big four-oh for entrées. [NYT] Rachael Ray: “Ditzy like a fox.” [NYT] Study shows that restaurants dish out heaping helpings. [USA Today] Mandatory tanning? Inside the Hawaiian Tropic Zone’s waitress dorm. [NYP]