Tony Bourdain's Kitchen Is Just Like Yours; New York Chefs Cook for 50 Cent

Self-styled badass chef Tony Bourdain plays 20 Questions, revealing that he lives with his wife and daughter on the Upper East Side these days — “proximity to Baby Gap is a priority” — and has a kitchen that is “small and functional and very crowded with baby food, cat food, a few essentials.” [Chicago Tribune]

Frank Bruni takes a moment to sort through the piles of food-related tomes that landed on his desk this year, finding his favorites to be David Kamp’s The Food Snob’s Dictionary and the recently released Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]
Related: David Kamp Adds Two More Entries to the Food Snob’s Dictionary

A recent NYU grad is suing Times Square club Arena for $2 million over a June incident in which he was overcharged by $1,000, beat up by the bouncer, and arrested for not buying enough alcohol. [NYP]

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House is being sued by the family of a man who choked to death on a piece of meat in their bathroom. [NYP]

Bethenny Frankel, the chef who almost won The Apprentice, will head to the Sundance Film Festival in January to host a ten-night event called Chefdance, the highlight of which will be Gilt‘s Christopher Lee (and others) serving up grub to 50 Cent. [NYP]

You may still be reveling in the reopening of the 2nd Avenue Deli, but don’t doubt for a second that you’re being overcharged for that tongue sandwich. [Eat for Victory/VV]

Time Out New York wraps up the year with a look at the 100 tastiest things their team gobbled up and drank down in 2007. [TONY]