Wine snobs, you’ve warned


“A sommelier presented the unopened bottle for approval, so he could affirm it was the wine he had ordered. She then took it away for opening.

At restaurants where wine is not a particular point of pride, she might have opened it tableside, while carrying on the usual banter with diners. But at restaurants that take wine seriously, like Italienne, the sommelier will open the bottle in a private corner of the dining room. She will then take a small taste to make sure that the wine is not corked or flawed in some other way.”

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Coney Island RFP Now Open


Coney Island is now accepting application for new vendors. Interested businesses can range from “amusements, games and/or ancillary entertainment attractions”, according to the RFP.  The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) says,”sites are comprised of multiple city-owned properties located between Surf Avenue and the Coney Island Boardwalk, within the Coney Island amusement district”.

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If you would like to skip the sign up process, you’ve already done the leg work for you. Here is a PDF of the RFP: coney_island_east_rfp_final_6698-2-2