NYE Guides, Fresh Direct Crisis

Season's Greetings via Gowanus Lounge

NEW YEARS EVE— Though they remind us all that New Years Eve is the ultimate amateur hour in New York, The Feedbag and Citysearch bring us their Ultimate Guide to New Years Eve with party listings, restaurant prix fixes, special concerts, and all the other expected hoopla. [Citysearch]

NEW JERSEY— Racked reports that Fresh Direct has left Hoboken shoppers high and dry for the holidays: "...according to a very disgruntled tipster, Fresh Direct failed to deliver holiday groceries to homes in Hoboken and Jersey City. Then, to make up for stiffing customers on one of the biggest cooking nights of the year, they offered a hilariously inadequate consolation prize: All the missing groceries, 25% off, delivered just three days after Christmas." [Racked]

WEST VILLAGE— The official reason for Socialista's DOH shutter, via Grub Street: "...several critical violations, including a sewage backup in the establishment’s kitchen while servers were preparing food, a non-functioning hand washing sink in a food preparation area, and mice droppings in two areas, including a bar..." [GS]

HAPPY HOLIDAYS— We're signing off for now. Enjoy the holidays everyone, and we'll see you right back here, bright and early, on Friday. [EaterWire]For more stories from Eater, go to eater.com.

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