Elaine’s Turns 45; Chefs Cursing Too $&#*$@% Much

Elaine’s turned 45 on Sunday, and Woody Allen, Richard Dreyfuss, and Gay Talese were there to celebrate. [City Room/NYT]

• Tom Colicchio thinks the profanity on this season of Top Chef is “excessive.” [NYT]

• Fresh out of court, Patsy’s (the midtown one) is opening a second location in Atlantic City.
Related: And the Winner in the Patsy’s-vs.-Patsy’s Suit Is…Patsy’s

• Excessive smoke caused the FDNY to pay a visit to Artichoke Basille’s Pizza & Brewery last night. [Slice]

• “Big Lou” Elrose, late of Hill Country, has a lot of barbecue styles to juggle at Wildwood Barbeque when it opens next week. [NYP]