EAST VILLAGE— It was "in contract" five months ago, but the Observer reports that Mo Pitkins has finally sold: "The building once home to Mo Pitkin's House of Satisfaction has been sold for $4 million...The squat edifice, at 34 Avenue A, was sold to an entity called LAMNG Corporation. The building has been on the market for more than a year, with an initial listing price of $5.5 million." What's more, according to CB3's agendas, a Corp to be formed is applying for a full liquor license at the Mo Pitkin's space tonight. [NYO; EaterWire]
LOWER EAST SIDE— Today Russ & Daughters launched their long planned blog, Lox Populi. Read about Pickle Day, a visit from Tony Bourdain, a party they're hosting at the Tenement Museum, and more. [EaterWire]
EAST VILLAGE— Back Forty is now roasting up and serving whole pigs every Monday night. From the release: "To prepare the pig, chef de cuisine Shanna Pacifico bones it herself; fills it back up with the meat, fresh herbs, garlic, and seckel pears; slowly oven-roasts it; and then slices it to-order as a dinner entree. A thick slice of the roasted swine costs $24 and comes with black beans and sauteed seasonal greens." [EaterWire]
LOWER EAST SIDE— Per the officials at the Living Room, the LES bar/music venue now has a photo booth. [EaterWire]
MURRAY HILL— The Feedbag reports that the Grand Saloon has finally reopened after it shuttered "for renovations" in mid-September. It is now called The Globe: "The new Irish owners restored the bar, careful to preserve its old-world charm. A fireplace apparently adds to the warm feel, while the TVs there for game watching don’t overwhelm the space...In approximately three weeks time, the kitchen will debut for lunch, dinner and late night bar snacks." [TFB]For more stories from Eater, go to eater.com.