The latest comings and goings: Restaurants spawn offshoots, Stephen Starr throws a couple more chips down, and Babbo opens its basement.
Regina Schrambling explains the insanity of our big-box restaurants to Los Angelenos: "Everything about the trend should feel wrong, but somehow it connects in this changing city." [LAT]
Starr "looking to do two more concepts" downtown: tapas and (hold your breath) another Asian. [NYP]
Da Bronx snubbed by Zagat? [NYDN]