Insult to Injury: Gino’s Will Be Replaced by Cupcakes

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Gay Talese has written at length about the moribund Gino, so its no surprise that it falls on him to eulogize his Upper East Side hangout in this weeks New Yorker. A couple of curious facts: The plastic flowers come from Wal-Mart at the cost of 600 dollars a year (versus the $3,000 a week that La Grenouille spends on real flowers). And the spaces next tenant will be a Beverly Hills baker who owns a chain, Sprinkles Cupcakes. Taleses good-bye is short and sweet if it leaves you wanting more, Lost City points to a 1977 New York article by Anthony Haden-Guest.

Basta [NYer]
Saturday at Ginos [Google Books via Lost City]