New Booze Policy: Scout’s Honor

The State Liquor Authority’s new “Self-Certification” program means that restaurants’ own attorneys (rather than SLA employees) can verify the accuracy of liquor-license applications, says Grub Street.

That’s just one the measures being considered to address long license waits for new restaurants. SLA Chairman Dennis Rosen said he would also look at legalizing BYOB arrangements, sanctioning a makeshift solution currently banned for establishments seating more than 20 customers.

The Post reports that there are 2,008 applications currently pending in New York City.