The Feed file: Tweezers' hidden tricks; health department woes for Pegu Club



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Diner's Journal digs up an old review of Gauguin, a tiki place at Columbus Circle, written by Ruth Reichl. Apparently, the Polynesian trend was over when she visited in 1994 (we wonder what she'll make of the Hurricane Club and Painkiller when they open later this year). [Diner's Journal]

St. John Frizell will transform his Red Hook cocktail bar, Fort Defiance, into a sports bar for this Sunday's New Orleans Saints game. Departing from the usual lineup of juleps and Manhattans, there will be "Jgerettes" and Jell-O shots. [Grub Street]

In other cocktail news, Pegu Club got a slap on the wrist from the health department this week for using raw egg in the Earl Grey MarTEAni. [Nation's Restaurant News]

The eyebrow's best friend, the tweezer, has lately become a handy kitchen tool for chefs like Paul Liebrandt and Grant Achatz. [NYT]

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