Greatest Hits and What You Missed: Joey Vento, Fried Chicken, Jose Garces and Lots and Lots of Gin

Yes, there was some other big news this week, but we here at Foobooz World HQ have never let little things like floods, earthquakes and hurricanes get in the way of our reporting the news. And between the critical ass-kickings, Labor Day picnicking, tribute sandwiches and drinkable history lessons offered up this week, there was plenty to talk about that had nothing at all to do with the weather. Here are some of the highlights:

The Wrath of Irene Not quite a Michael Bay-quality disaster, but it’s what we had
The Fair Fare at Fare Trey Popp weeps dandelion-scented tears while kneecapping this place
Joey Vento, A Tribute In Meat And irony…
Your Guide to the Gin Universe An annotated cocktail guide to drinking juniper consomme
Crumbs Coming to 18th Street Diabetes to follow
Some Pig 79-cent roast pork at Shanks!
Fried Chicken Cometh, Fried Chicken Leaveth And we standeth waiting
Garces Does Labor Day A picnic basket to make you the King of Meat

And that’s the news, folks. Have a happy Labor Day weekend and we’ll see y’all on Tuesday.