Asian Sandwiches Are on the Rise; Getting the Most From Restaurant Week


• With the openings of Angelo Sosa’s Xie Xie, Num Pang Sandwich Shop (from the owners of Kampuchea), and Baoguette, Asian-inspired sandwiches are on the rise. [NYT]

• Getting the most out of Restaurant Week requires doing some research beforehand to ferret out the best deals — and managing your expectations. [NYP]

• Speculation abounds about the next restaurateur to run the Rainbow Room: Danny Meyer, Tao’s Marc Packer, and Smith & Wollensky founder Alan Stillman have all been mentioned as possibilities. [NYO]

• Yet another sign of the times: usually-luxury-focused Vogue is advising readers to join CSAs. [Vogue via Racked]

• The children of the alleged mob associate who recently turned Caffe on the Green over to the city are now suing because they can’t bid for the premises. [NYP]

• Even personal trainers like to go out to eat, albeit healthfully. Recommendations from some of the city’s best include the sensible portions at Gennaro and the light plates at Quartino. [Zagat Buzz]