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Liquor License Applicants Go Before CB3 Committee Tonight

Tonight, the State Liquor Authoritiy subcommittee of Community Board 3 will consider this month’s applications from local bars and restaurants seeking new licenses, renewals and changes to their existing permits. Among the crowd: operators who want to open a gaming parlor (think interactive video games, not gambling) that serves alcohol, as well as the owners of the Grey Lady, who are looking to take over the old Interstate Food & Liquor space on Orchard Street. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Rockwood Music Hall, 185 Orchard St. Click through for a roundup of tonight’s docket.

LES Bites: Pok Pok Wing, Teany, Grilled Cheese

Coming soon to Rivington Street: Pok Pok Wing.

  • Pok Pok Wing, an offshoot of a Portland, Ore., Thai favorite, is scheduled to open “early next week” in the old Baohaus space at 137 Rivington St., featuring “Ike’s Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings,” papaya salad and Som drinking vinegars. (Read more about proprietor and chef Andy Ricker in this NYT feature from November.) (GrubStreet, Facebook)
  • Speaking of Pacific Northwest imports, Seattle-based Via Tribunali, a Neapolitan pizzeria, expects to open by the end of the month at 122 Ludlow St. (Website)
  • A follow-up on the health department’s closure of Teany, a story we first brought you on Monday: new management has big plans for the vegan joint founded by musician Moby. (DNA Info)
  • A look at the upscale makeover of grilled cheese, featuring LES newcomer Little Muenster. (NY Post)
  • The folks behind Bowery Beef plan to open a raw bar on First Avenue. (Local EV)
  • As part of the American Realness Festival, Pushcart Coffee on East Broadway will host a pop-up cafe at the Abrons Arts Center from Jan. 5-15, offering Sixpoint beer, Brooklyn Oenology wine and Stumptown Coffee. (TLD inbox)