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  1. reopening
    Bars and Restaurants Are Pushing Back Against the SLAStronger enforcement creates new headaches for operators.
  2. Reopenings
    Eataly’s Wine Shop Makes a Triumphant ReturnThe celebration includes free glasses of sparkling wine tonight.
  3. Corked
    Eataly’s Wine Shop Closing for Six MonthsNo more Nebbiolo, for now.
  4. Paperwork
    Batali and Bastianich’s SLA Problem Likely to Have Quick ResolutionThe case may be far along in the agency’s system.
  5. Paperwork
    BYOBabbo: Batali and Bastianich Restos May Lose Liquor LicensesThe SLA says it has to do with something called “interlocking interest.”
  6. Coming Up
    Oyster Saloon Under Brewster Carriage House Should Open ‘BeforeThe Nolita bi-level bivalve joint is moving forward despite a few hurdles.
  7. Booze News
    SLA Cuts Off Gin Palace’s Cocktails on TapThe SLA is decidedly not into the boozy trend that is cocktails on draft.
  8. Menu Changes
    Beer Table to Offer Lunch and Brunch in Lieu of Beer (Temporarily, Anyway)The Brooklyn beer destination is revamping its food offerings while it works out a paperwork issue with the SLA.
  9. Community Boards
    Heathers Will Live On!The SLA renewed the bar’s liquor license.
  10. Community Boards
    La Esquina Expects to Prevail in the Fight to Keep Its Liquor LicenseThe restaurant’s still hopping, despite efforts to run it dry.
  11. Booze News
    SLA’s Latest Self-Improvement Plan: Outsourcing!Can Wells Fargo help the State Liquor Authority?
  12. Closings
    Touch Is Under SLA’s ThumbThe nightclub’s name seems ironic in light of a recent SLA closing.
  13. Booze News
    SLA Humbly Asks Tech Nerds to Remove Its ShortcomingsThe latest in the SLA’s twelve-step path to recovery.
  14. Mediavore
    Gordon Ramsay Stays Out of His Kitchens; $1 Breakfasts at McDonald’sPlus: Costco’s profits are up, street-cart self defense, and more in our daily news roundup.
  15. Jews Booze News
    La Goulue Gets New Location, New SLA ProblemsThe UES haunt is moving to a spot just across the street from a synagogue, which poses a liquor-license problem.
  16. Booze News
    SLA Speeds Up Liquor-License Process Ahead of Scathing ReportA state commission calls for changes at the State Liquor Authority.
  17. Community Relations
    J.G. Melon Gets Along With the Neighbors; Jane Ballroom, Not So MuchNeighbors don’t like the Jane’s plan for a rooftop bar.
  18. Citizens on Patrol
    How to ComplainTips and tricks for keeping New York’s hottest new gastrolounge off your block.
  19. Community Boards
    CB2 Smiles on Campanale, Hanson, Bradley, and GuarnaschelliWill Guarnaschelli actually be cooking in Butter’s next one, or is it another 1Oak?
  20. Mediavore
    Bars Fined for Cheap Booze; Ruth Madoff Clips Coupons at CPKPlus: New York’s annual herring festival, and Spike Mendelsohn checks out the New York pizza scene, all in our morning news roundup.
  21. Booze News
    To BYOB or Not to BYOB? That Is the QuestionAre restaurants really heeding the SLA’s word?
  22. Big Brother
    Buzzkill: SLA Nips Emporio’s BYOB in the BudEven after a bribery raid, the SLA still has time to crack down on DIYers.
  23. Crooked Reign
    SLA Offices Raided on Suspicion of BriberyWill this make it easier for restaurants to score liquor licenses quickly?
  24. SLA
    Temporary BYO Spots in Danger?A friendly reminder about the law from the State Liquor Authority.
  25. Community Boards
    Tepperberg Will Go Ahead With New LoungeThe Marquee man won’t let the Community Board’s disapproval stop him.
  26. Departures
    Cipriani Aide GoneDoes it have something to do with pressure he’s accused of putting on the SLA regarding Cipriani’s liquor license?
  27. Liquor Supply
    Mercat Gets BoozeOne of our favorite spots for an Estrella, Mercat, may soon become one of our favorite spots for hard liquor, baby!
  28. Menus
    Flippin’ AwesomeDeath & Co. releases its flip-heavy fall drinks menu.
  29. Politics As Usual
    Whistle-blowingThe head of the SLA says a Paterson aide tried to pressure him into voting for Cipriani’s liquor-license renewal.
  30. NYE in NYC
    Bars Won’t Be Left High and Dry on New Year’sNew SLA rules threatened to close bars early this year, but it looks like the party will go on.
  31. Sleaze
    Manhattan’s Most Blatantly Illegal Club Is Definitely Gone for GoodThe State Liquor Authority has put its final kiss of death on a Midtown West bastion of sleaze.
  32. Mediavore
    SLA Cracks Down on New Year’s Eve; Eat Nantucket Bay ScallopsPlus: Flushing: the city’s greatest Chinatown, and a fast-food taste test, all in our morning news roundup.
  33. Community Bored
    Beatrice Denied at CB Meeting; McNally, Carmellini, and Travertine Get the NodLast call for the Beatrice Inn?
  34. NewsFeed
    Cuozzo: Losing Cipriani a ‘Calamity’ for New YorkMisplaced fears over the Cipriani’s impending doom.
  35. NewsFeed
    Ciprianis May Lose Their Liquor License, FinallyThe Ciprianis’ nine lives at the SLA may have run out.
  36. Back of the House
    David Bouley Tries to End-run His FoesDavid Bouley isn’t throwing in the towel quite yet in his struggle to get a liquor license for Brushstrokes, his new Japanese restaurant, Eater reports.
  37. NewsFeed
    David Bouley Stymied by Community Board 1 in Move That’s Increasingly CommonAs Grub readers know, community-board-meeting shitshows end up determining what you eat, drink, and, in the case of the abandoned Forty Deuce space (which will now house Chris Eddy’s sushi spot), what sort of celebs and semi-nudity you may or may not be able to feast your eyes upon on a Monday night. Consider the case of recently opened Mercury Dime, which wanted wine, but ended up serving coffee. Or the plight of Death & Co., which now has to close at midnight and may end up gone for good. Or David Bouley’s attempt to open Brushstrokes, which Eater reports was again stymied by Community Board 1 last night, though Bouley will have one more chance to plead his case later this month.
  38. NewsFeed
    Death & Co. Says It Has at Least Four Months, Cops Pay a VisitA reader who went to Death & Co. on Saturday for a simple Bitter French wrote to tell us that she was treated to a real-live episode of Law & Order when she rolled up to the bar and found a police van parked outside. Something to do with the State Liquor Authority’s efforts to kibosh the place?