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Two ‘Iron Chef’ Contestants Eliminated; Michelin-Zagat Wars Rage On

After all the woman got canned from The Next Iron Chef, Aaron Sanchez was overheard warning Morou Ouattara, “Next they’ll be going after the brown people.” [Ruhlman] And last night Morou was one of two chefs booted. [Serious Eats]
Related: Who Will Be Cut Next on ‘The Next Iron Chef’?

One classic New York deli is fighting the good fight against history, the Zeitgeist, and its own storied past. 2nd Avenue Deli reopens next month with the same name and a new location on East 33rd Street near Lexington Avenue. [NYT]

Now that his guides are competing with Zagat in New York, Michelin Guide director Jean-Luc Naret says he’s also eyeing Boston, Miami, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. [AP]
Related: Michelin’s Madness Drives Ed Levine (and Us) Up a Wall

The Regency may have birthed the “power breakfast” in the seventies, but a recent trip revealed “the eggs were cold and overcooked. The muffin was soggy. This was true of the classic Benedict with Canadian bacon and the $29 salmon Benedict with smoked salmon.” [WSJ]

Trestle on Tenth chef Ralf Kuettel grew up on a Swiss farm and dreamed of being a tank driver in the army before shifting gears to cooking. [Restaurant Girl]

BarFry and Market Table have reinvigorated Carmine Street as a restaurant row. [NYT]

Five Guys Burgers and Fries' first Manhattan outlet is poised to open on West 55th Street on October 28. [Eater]

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