New Years Eve is fast approaching and since it can be one of the most profitable nights of the year for nightclubs, bars, and restaurants alike, wouldn’t you like to stay open and serve alcohol all night long?   Licensees may do just that by applying...

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At the Armory last week we were happy to be a part of StarChefs International Chefs Congress representing the law firm for the bar and restaurant industry in New York City with our own booth. Thanks to everyone who came by the booth and had some delicious...

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Last week at the StarChefs International Chef’s Congress, the theme was “Origins and Frontiers” with a focus on the “archaeology of modern cuisine”. The locavore, ethical, conscious eater is at the forefront of the food world, both as eaters, producers and chefs. We saw lots of...

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The future is looking bright for New York’s Craft Breweries.  A recent press release from the Office of the Governor indicates that New York’s Craft Breweries will be getting some much-deserved help and support from the State.  Full press release below.  As we understand it,...

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NYC Food Truck Permits

June 7, 2012

Many of our clients ask us about how to go about obtaining a permit to operate a food truck.  We always tell them that the only way to get one is on the black market from permit holders who lease them out for  a pretty...

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This weekend it looks like food triumphed over music as the Great Googa Mooga festival invaded the serene meadows of Prospect Park in Brooklyn. There were some issues …. http://ny.eater.com/tags/the-great-googa-mooga … but good food and nice weather were not among those issues. Many thanks to...

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Our boys Gabe Stulman and chef Michael Toscano get a killer review from Pete Wells. A Comfortable View to a Thrill Perla in Greenwich Village Brian Harkin for The New York Times Perla, on Minetta Lane in Greenwich Village. More Photos » By PETE WELLS Published: May...

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The NY Times article below features investors talking about the sanity, or lack thereof, of investing in a restaurant.  Gabe Stulman, one of our favorite clients, is mentioned as an example of a good investment. Read the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/12/your-money/a-tip-for-restaurant-investors-study-the-demographics.html WEALTH MATTERS Investing in Restaurants Can...

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From the Gothamist: Reckless Restaurant Delivery Guys Cost UES Eatery A Liquor License (Flickr User ctownjb)   The State Liquor Authority has taken the rare step of denying a liquor license to a Chinese restaurant on Second Avenue near East 91st Street because of the...

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We are excited to try Cornelius Gallagher’s new restaurant, Dragonfly.  We negotiated his lease and  handled his liquor license and corporate matters.  Grub Street had this interview with Neal today:   Cornelius Gallagher on Dragonfly, Asian Travels, and Eating Pork Knuckles in a Shanghai Strip...

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