Skip to comments.A Full Explanation of Batali & Bastianich's SLA Issue
Posted on 03/21/2014 8:50:46 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue
Yesterday the news broke that the NY State Liquor Authority had placed on its upcoming agenda certain items relating to a proposed $500,000 fine, license suspension, and ownership adjustment to Eataly Wine LLC. The public document cited lists these proposed actions as pertinent to Eataly Wine LLC and also to several restaurant liquor licenses associated with the Bastianich family in New York State, such as those for Felidia, Babbo, Becco, Esca, Otto, Casa Mono, Lupa, Del Posto, Tarry Lodge, and Eataly NY, the last of which covers the restaurants at Eataly. But what does this all mean? How should we digest this information? Is Del Posto or Babbo soon going to be without booze for six months? The short answer to the last question is most likely: no.
Lets' take the information in the documents point by point.
(Excerpt) Read more at ny.eater.com ...
NYC diners may soon get to BYO to places like Babbo and Becco. I'm down with that!
Dear, sweet, little old lady Lidia....? a crook??
Vladimir Putin has a lot of experience doing “ownership adjustments.”
Surely, it can't be the Lidia Matticchio Bastianich family. Could it?
From the article:
“It may be possible in this case that the concerns of the NY SLA are once again focused on the prohibition against being both a producer of wine (in whatever country) and a retailer of wine in New York State.”
Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch.
We watch a lot of cooking shows. Ol’ Joe is a real pill. Have no use for him.
Mario ? Shows that have him, well we FF through his cooking segment. He always adds some exotic ingredient no one has ever heard of or waaay too expensive to get.
Aside from being a huge Zer0 a$$ kisser.
“Surely, it can’t be the Lidia Matticchio Bastianich family. Could it? “
But it can.. And don’t call me Shirley.
I...was waiting for that one. Bazinga.
When I see Joe on “Master Chef” he cracks me up. I’m sure some of that is staged. This issue appears to be more about the Bastianich owned vinyards in Italy and less to do with Mario.
When I saw SLA i thought it was a Patty Hearst story.