Meet Padma at Vermilion; Fatty Fish Opens on the UES

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Lower East Side: Tony Powe, a former co-owner of Jarnac, is now a partner at Alias. [Eater NY]
Midtown East: The Economist hosts a panel of successful Indian women in the restaurant industry for a discussion and five-course dinner at Vermilion on January 12. Padma Lakshmi headlines, obviously. Tickets are $75. [Grub Street]
Midtown East: Naya Express is now open on Third Avenue near 44th Street. [Midtown Lunch]
Midtown West: Hudson Terrace launches a wine-and-cocktail tasting series January 14 on its heated roof deck. Tickets are $25 if you buy them online. [Hudson Terrace]
Upper East Side: An Asian-French spot called Fatty Fish opened at 406 East 64th Street, with no connection to Fatty Crab. [NYT]