Fine-Wine Prices Plummet; The Rise of the Sixth Avenue Food Court

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In yet another sign of the economic times, prices for fine wines are plummeting at auction houses worldwide. [NYP]

Now that the last non-eatery on Sixth between 21st and 22nd has closed, the block is basically a food court. [Jeremiah's Vanishing New York]

A guide to this season's New Yorkbased contestants on Top Chef reveals that only one cooks in the city proper. [NYDN]

Publics pastry chef, Ellen Mirsky, thinks her background as a fashion designer gave her an eye for plating, and wishes the molecular gastronomy trend would just die already. [Restaurant Girl]