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Andrew Carmellini’s Plans for Ago; Ciprianis Give Up Rainbow Room

• Ken Friedman will oversee the design of Ago and plans to reduce the scale of the restaurant. [NYT]

• The Ciprianis have agreed to leave the Rainbow Room and will be out of the space by August 1. [NYP]

• Frank Bruni observes a different tone at restaurants: “extreme solicitousness tinged with outright desperation.” [NYT]

• After four-plus years of fighting with the Soho Alliance over everything from liquor licenses to live music, Soho's Lola has closed. [NYO]

• The Houston Street branch of Le Gamin is not long for this world. Outdoor chicken rotisserie, we'll miss you most of all. [Newyorkist/Twitter via Eater]

• Murray's chickens are now equipped with a chicken tracker, so you can trace the journey your clucker made from farm to store, with photos. [Eat Me Daily]

• The salmonella outbreak traced to peanut butter has sickened 21 people in New York State, but none in the city. [NYP]

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