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Pinkberry Domination Continues Apace; Chumley's in Trouble Again

Pinkberry’s quest for world domination becomes more tangible: Its founders have raised $27.5 million in the company’s first round of venture capital. [NYT]
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Hear the Pinkberry Jingle, Attempt to Get it Out of Your Head

Chumley’s prospective opening date of October 1 has come and gone, possibly because of certain “surprises” the engineers have found, including asbestos and an eroding foundation. [NYP]

Mario Batali stars in this first episode of Serious Eats’ new video series, Unclogged, and lays down the law on saucing pasta. It’s a "condimento…" [Serious Eats]

Diddy roughed up “love rival” Steven Acevedo at Kiosk on Saturday, supposedly because the latter took a blonde companion to Cannes whom the rap mogul had already dated. [NYP]

Stephen Hanson has officially announced Dos Caminos Las Vegas at the Palazzo Resort and plans to open this December, but no mention has been made of chef Ivy Stark's involvement, yet. [PR Newswire/CNN]
Related: Will Ivy Stark Return to B.R. Guest?

Q&A with Brasserie chef Franklin Becker reveals that his parents let him eat sushi at 3 years old and that Midwood is a great setting to raise a future chef. [Gothamist]

Governor Schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill, much like the one proposed here, that would have forced chains in California to post nutritional information on their menus. [Nation’s Restaurant News]

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