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Bobby Flay Enters the Burger Game; Serendipity 3 Reopens

Bobby Flay is entering the upscale-burger game with a chain of restaurants called Bobby’s Burger Palace. [GlobeSt.com via A Hamburger Today]

Gossip Girl fanatics will be happy to know that Gilt has added Serena’s much-beloved grilled cheese with truffle oil to the bar menu. Only $50! [Zagat]
Related: Is ‘Gossip Girl’ the Most Restauranty Show Since ‘Sex and the City’?

The Times says the entrée is on its way out at restaurants all over the country, thanks to a loss of interest in “big, protein-laden main dishes.” [NYT]

Serendipity 3 reopened yesterday; apparently no vermin were spotted. [NYDN]
Related: Serendipity: Images From the Battlefield

Bourbon might be the trendiest alcohol gift this year, but the Post is looking out for single-malt traditionalists by providing this list of Scotch recommendations. [NYP]
Related: Bourbon at Its Best [NYM]

Artist Damien Hirst didn’t even show up to yesterday’s mega truffle auction, instead sending chef-friend Marco Pierre White to bid — and lose — in his place. [Page Six]
Related: Biggest Truffle Yet Commands Record Price, Blah Blah Blah

Kellari Parea Bistro’s biggest selling point might be “a bar made from volcanic rock from Santorini,” but the food sounds pretty good too. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]

For Brooklyn shoppers looking to fill their stomachs after emptying their wallets, here’s a list of picks culled from the latest Zagat guide. [NYDN]

Annisa chef Anita Lo has been pretty busy since the late eighties, which might explain why she’s still got some cans of goose fat from that era in her fridge. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

European-wine lovers, beware: Prices could increase as much as 30 percent in early 2008. [NYT]

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