The moral of this story is: Don't drink in New Jersey.
Fry Another Day: Bromberg Bros. Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken Opens today
Will the Blue Ribbon empire ever stop expanding? Certainly not with this new casual counter devoted entirely to its famous fried chicken — available by the piece or as part of a larger meal — along with chicken burgers and ice cream.
28 E. 1st St. (2nd Ave.), East Village (212-228-0404)
G'Day, Mate: Burke & Willis Open now
The former Sunburnt Calf space uptown is now home to an Aussie spot that shows off its heritage with lamb merguez sliders, prawns on the plancha, and a kangaroo burger with triple-fried chips.
226 W. 79th St. (Broadway), Upper West Side (646-823-9251)
Second Term: Atrium Dumbo Open now
After Sandy felled Governor in Dumbo, the space has been resurrected into a French-ish restaurant that looks a lot like its predecessor, but serves quinoa tagliatelle, octopus carpaccio, and pork chops with spoon bread.
15 Main St. (Water St.), Dumbo (718-858-1095)
This Little Piggy: Pan Open now
When your after-work crew seeks something a little more adventurous, head to this Korean pub that specializes in braised pork feet (pictured) and grilled intestine, plus Korean pancakes, spicy rice cakes, and $8 happy hour pitchers.
13 Saint Marks Pl. (3rd Ave.), East Village (646-449-0351)
Better Bread Than Dead: Court Street Grocers Hero Shop Open now
You want sandwiches? Court Street Grocers has sandwiches — and now a second shop devoted entirely to the humble hero in all its forms, be it stuffed with pork shoulder and slaw, roast beef and French onion dip, or roasted fennel and eggplant.
116 Sullivan St. (Conover St.), Red Hook (347-529-6803)