EAST VILLAGE— Third Avenue Japanese restaurant Lan has been shuttered by the DOH due to a lack of permit. They tell us they hope to be back open by tomorrow. [EaterWire]
TIMES SQUARE— David Burke's people respond to the allegation that he groped a Hawaiin Tropic Zone employees, brought forward today in a $600 million lawsuit against the restaurant: "The allegations targeting Chef David Burke, a consulting chef for Hawaiian Tropic Zone, are without merit. Most significantly, Chef Burke is not a party defendant to the suit. His name appears gratuitously for reasons known only to plaintiffs’ attorneys." [The Feed-Bag]
UPPER WEST SIDE— The Upper West Side branch (and arguably the least mobbed) of Magnolia is opening up a private room for birthday parties, events, and the like. Rentals start at $500 for two hours and include two dozen cupcakes. [EaterWire]
GOWANUS— Brooklyn Based is throwing a Big Brooklyn Pig Roast this Friday from 6 - 10 p.m. at The Yard. Brooklyn Butcher Tom Mylan will roast a 200-pound heritage hog, Kelly Geary of Sweet Deliverance, Cathy Erway, and Blue Marble will help out with sides and warm apple crisp. $1 Sixpoints from 6 - 7 p.m., and tickets are $32 in advance. [Brooklyn Based]
CARROL GARDENS— Or instead, you could go to Gowanus Yacht Club's annual prom. The theme this year: Rockabilly. Festivities begin at 8 p.m. and entrance is free. [EaterWire]For more stories from Eater, go to eater.com.