New ‘Tenderloin District’; the Thai's Bitchin' in Hell's Kitchen

This week in the news you can use, you'll find guides to everything from sports grub to beets, plus an argument for why size matters.

On the heels of Planet Thailand's move to Chelsea, a roundup of chili-deploying joints in Hell's Kitchen. [NYT]

Ravioli and pierogies with beets sexify the "sturdiest of root vegetables." [NYDN]

Swear off Peter Luger after Alan Richman's thrashing? Check out the new "tenderloin district" around Penn Station. [AMNY]

Grub for sports fans, including all-you-can-eat wings at Blondies. That's right they went there. [AMNY]

Size does matter: gems like the Little Owl versus trendy juggernauts (hello, Hawaiian Tropic Zone). [MUG]

We're also psyched about Ruby Tuesday: Chains like Japan's grill-it-yourself-joint Gyu-Kaku and tofu-cheesecake purveyor Kyotofu to take Manhattan. [TONY]