A few days ago, there was a tragic 7-alarm fire in NYC’s East Village. I learned last night that one of the four buildings that burned to the ground was the home of Pommes Frites! The Pommes Frites web site said none of its workers or patrons were injured. That is certainly good news. But, very sadly, at least for now, Pommes Frites – the New York City french fry institution – is closed. It will be sorely missed; we hope for its return someday soon.