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De Marco’s May Close Forever; Let Them Make Foie Gras!

The Department of Health rampage claims its most eminent victim yet: the venerable Brasserie LCB (formerly known as La Cote Basque). Apparently chef Jean-Jacques Rachou had a few things to say to the inspectors when they arrived. [NYP]

According to the owner’s father, DiFara legend Dom De Marco, De Marco’s Pizza may close permanently in the wake of the recent shooting. [NYP]

A more palatable way of making foie gras: Let the geese gorge themselves. [BBC via Chow]

Even though their motivations are understandable, no-shows wreak havoc on restaurants in bad weather. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

Wines from nine different wineries in nine different countries, all united under one brand. A hint of business to come? [Gothamist]

Wine with lunch is on the way out, despite great deals like the one currently being offered at the Smith & Wollensky restaurants, which gets you a taste of ten different wines for ten dollars. [GQ]

A complete list of all James Beard Award nominees. [Eater]
Related: Hark! James Beard Award Nominations

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