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A Yummy, Rum-y Evening

Enjoy an educational and boozy night at World Cafe Live.

By Hannah Howard

Long Trail Grows; Rum on the Rise

Plus: more bars get brunch, and McDonald's president steps down, all in our morning news roundup.

By Leila Cohan-Miccio

Chodorow and Tom Valenti Team Up; Rum Renaissance

Jeffrey Chodorow is opening a restaurant with Tom Valenti right next to his new restaurant with Zak Pelaccio; also, a new Rickshaw will open in the Village. [Eater] Related: Chodorow and Pelaccio Planning a ‘Malaysian Coffeehouse’ [Grub Street] We’re in the middle of a rum renaissance, with “heavy, thick and funky” British varieties and “smooth and sugary” Spanish-Caribbean ones. [NYDN] Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club defends itself against charges of unfair labor practices: “Everyone makes the minimum wage at the club.” [NYDN]

Del Posto’s Ever-So-Slightly Indulgent Chocolate-and-Rum Pairing

Adam Platt called the Chocolate Tasting at Del Posto one of the “Most Decadent Dishes” in New York, comparing it to “uncut cocaine.” You shouldn’t take this to mean that the dish is uncomplicated, however. Del Posto co-owner Joe Bastianich describes its elements — three different chocolates, three different rums — in this week’s Annotated Dish, where, as always, you simply scroll over the arrows on the image for the chef’s comments.