CultureFix, Lina Frey, Souvlaki GR, E. Village Sushi Trouble

Tiny's Giant Sandwich Shop on Rivington Street just reopened after a renovation.

A midweek roundup of local restaurant and bar happenings:

  • Fork in the Road talks to CultureFix proprietor Ari Stern about art and drinking, and says the NYPD is still harassing them.
  • Serious Eats visits Lina Frey on Houston and concludes: Though “the plates never quite taste as good as the place looks, gentle prices make it worth a visit.”
  • Eater sums up the story of the East Village sushi bar that defied a health department closure and continued serving through the holiday weekend, and then ran a Post photographer off.
  • The Wall Street Journal likes Souvlaki GR.
  • EV Grieve has photos of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” staging a scene at John’s of 12th Street today. (Shooting is scheduled for eastern Grand Street tomorrow.)