Everybody Hates Delicatessen; Cooking-Themed Video Games Are on the Rise

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Delicatessen might be the most hated new restaurant of 2008. [NYO]

• Cooking-themed video games are on the rise, just in time for the holiday season. [NYP]

• The Cipriani family is pushing hard to get landmark status for the Rainbow Room, possibly as a way to secure their negotiating position with the space's landlords. [NYO]

• Bruni and Kim Severson jump into the 2009 dining-trend-prediction fray with a jokey recession-inspired list including potluck restaurants and lettuce tempura. [Diner's Journal/NYT]

• Ten years after the film's release, The Big Lebowski is still inspiring a White Russian revival. [NYT]

• As Daily Intel already pointed out, Monday's Gossip Girl contained a glaring pizza inaccuracy: There's no way Vanessa would be a Grimaldi's girl. Slice takes it one step further with a guide to where each character would grab a pie. [Slice]