In the News: Praise for Local Wine Shops

courtesy Lukes Lobster••• Luke’s Lobster now has a cart near the SeaGlass carousel at the Battery selling grilled lobster tails: “They are skewered, seared and offered with either lemon butter or Maine blueberry sauce. The sturdy wooden skewer allows you to yank the luscious meat from the shell and eat it off the skewer like corn on the cob.” (Luke’s Lobster posted the above photo on Instagram, calling it a regram but not saying who took it.) —New York Times

••• The privately founded 9/11 Tribute Center will move from 120 Liberty Street to a much bigger space at 88 Greenwich: “One-third of the exhibition area will cover the events of Sept. 11 and the immediate aftermath. […] The next third will deal with how survivors dealt with their loss and trauma through philanthropic and voluntary work. And the final third will invite visitors to consider how they might be of service to their own communities.” —New York Times

••• In its list of 17 best wine shops in the city, New York magazine says Chambers Street Wines is the “absolute best,” while runners-up include Frankly Wines, Vintry Fine Wines, and 24 Hubert Wines. (Pretty sure Rom Toulon left 24 Hubert last spring, despite what the article says.)

••• “Police are searching for a man that say knocked a 26-year-old woman unconscious on the southbound platform of the Bowling Green subway station.” —Downtown Express

••• Maman is opening a café in Greenpoint and “also installing a cafe in the new International Center of Photography Museum on the Bowery.” Center + Museum = Redundant. —New York Times