The Coffee Shop Open Again; Marcus Samuelsson Heading to Meatpacking?

With Gordon Ramsay, DB Bistro Moderne, and others, room service has recently gotten a lot more ambitious — though not necessarily successful. [NYT]

The Coffee Shop is back in business after its brief and much-publicized closure. [NYP]

Once they move into Sascha, the brothers behind PM plan to put Aquavit’s Marcus Samuelsson in charge of the kitchen. [Eater]
Related: PM Owners to Open Harlem Restaurant, Bistro-Bakery-Club in Sascha Space

Report confirmed: Cloonshee Farms no longer to supply New York City with some of its favorite chicken. [Eat for Victory/VV]
Related: The Latest Haute Heritage Meat: Chicken

Eric Asimov delves into the wine-faking scandal, and the measures being taken against it. [The Pour/NYT]

Yet another new Pinkberry rival emerges. [NYT]

Cattle-rancher op-ed writer glad to see reforms in the treatment of hogs, but says there’s a long, long way to go. [NYT]

There’s a new pastry chef at the Russian Tea Room, a new chef de cuisine at Dani, and a new mixologist, formerly of Per Se, at Bemelmans Bar. [NYS]

An unconfirmed report that Shane McBride, formerly of 7Square, may have landed in the kitchen at Craftsteak. [Restaurant Girl]

Channel 11 remains close-mouthed about its much-protested accusation that a Chinese restaurant was serving mouse meat. [China View]