The Decline of Chelsea Market; Café Boulud Turns Ten


• With operations like the gourmet butcher and the Thai wholesaler downscaling or moving out, and mediocre food shops moving in, the Chelsea Market might be turning into the Chelsea Food Court. [Fork in the Road/VV]

• To celebrate its tenth anniversary, Café Boulud is unveiling a $75 dual five-course dinner menu featuring dishes from both Daniel Boulud and Gavin Kaysen. [Feedbag]

• Although Soho’s Vesuvio Bakery is allegedly just closed for renovations, the display of shoes in the window does not bode well. [Lost City]

• The CIA is offering a gluten-free baking class to give some carblike relief to people with wheat allergies. [NYDN]

• Toast the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau at the French Institute Alliance Française. [WSJ]