El Quinto Pino Gets Two Stars, More

May 13, 2014
by Kelly Dobkin

Ditch Plains UWS amps up beer program: Marc Murphy's uptown seafood specialist is revving up its beer program with a slew of new offerings at its UWS location. You can sample the new brews at the launch party on Thursday, May 15 from 5PM on, which will offer complimentary gourmet bar snacks including Old Bay popcorn, spiced nuts and fried pickles. 100 W 82nd Street

El Quinto Pino gets reviewed: The Chelsea tapas destination that recently expanded its space has been awarded two stars by Pete Wells of the NY Times upon a recent review. Read his thoughts here

Tipping lawsuit: Love the no-tipping policy at Sushi Yasuda? Well, there's a back story. The policy was made on the heels of a tipping lawsuit filed by employees and the restaurant recently laid down $2.4Mil to settle those claims. [Law 360 via GS]

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