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PKNY Tiki Bar Faces Underage Drinking Charges

It was a busy night for the NYPD on the Lower East Side.  As we already reported, the 7th Precinct delivered a restraining order to Lolita, the bar at 266 Broome Street.  The business now faces a civil lawsuit...

Painkiller vs. Pusser’s: Rum Company Responds to Critics

Over the last six days, since we broke the news about LES bar Painkiller losing its name in trademark litigation, bartenders and tiki geeks around the world have weighed in across the web to criticize the legal action and propose a boycott of...

Health Inspection Turns Up Trouble at Tiki Bar Painkiller

Following on the heels of settling a federal lawsuit over trademark infringement last month, Lower East Side tiki bar Painkiller faces another kind of trouble in the wake of a health department inspection Friday. The bar drew 101 violation points for a variety...

Lawsuit Costs Painkiller its Name and Website

Painkiller, the Essex Street tiki bar that became a poster child for the citywide artisan cocktail movement when it opened last May, has been forced to change its name and give up its website as part of the settlement of a federal lawsuit...

Preparing Horseradish with The Pickle Guys

I caught a "Pickle Guy" preparing horseradish out front at The Pickle Guys this afternoon.  It's some pretty serious stuff - I was offered a taste that cleared my sinuses right up!
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Photo: Looking south on Bowery from East 4th Street. Photo by Joel Raskin. In the news this past week:...
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