Franklin Becker to Replace Gary Robins at Sheridan Square; Octopus Abounds on Menus

• Franklin Becker is replacing Gary Robins at Sheridan Square. According to the PR firm, “Franklin will change the menu slowly and keep anything that has become a signature item.” [Eater]
Related: Breaking: Gary Robins Out at Sheridan Square

Union Square Cafe, Fleur de Sel, and Le Cirque will keep their Restaurant Week special deals in place even after the citywide promotion ends. [Zagat Buzz]
Related: Summer Restaurant Week Brings Back a Chance to Steal a Meal

• Now that chefs know how to actually cook octopus, it’s becoming more and more popular with diners. [NYP]

• An Astoria man is suing Subway for $1 million after finding a dirty, seven-inch knife baked into the bread of his foot-long sandwich. [NYP]

• If using a digital kitchen scale makes cooking so easy, why is there a publishing conspiracy about ingredient weights in cookbooks? [WSJ]

• Who knew Coney Island is a place where you can get some seriously delicious Mexican food? [TONY]

• Aperitifs, those tasty predinner drinks, are being reinvented by places like Insieme and A Voce. [NYS]