NYC restaurants grapple with superstorm aftermath

By J.M. HIRSCH, Associated Press Modified: November 3, 2012 at 7:48 pm •  Published: November 4, 2012
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Leah Tinari knew by smell alone that Superstorm Sandy had devastated her Lower East Side eatery, Fatta Cuckoo.

As the epic storm barreled down on Manhattan, Tinari's basement refrigerators were stacked high with beef spareribs, pork tenderloin, scallops, imported Gorgonzola. By Monday, relief that her 28-seat restaurant had been spared any flooding quickly turned to loss.

“When we got there,...

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