Bourdain, Colicchio Make Their Claymation Debut; Delicious-Sounding Menu Additions at Jack’s Wife Freda

• Read the story of how Dale Talde and the rest of the guys behind Talde opened shop — in graphic novel form. Plus, more on Pork Slope, opening this summer. [Food Republic]

• Adam Richman’s newest carbo-loading Travel Channel venture? The Best Sandwich in America, premiering June 6, where he intends to judge, not gorge, this time. He’s got a roadmap and a sammie roster, but fans can submit their choices for two wildcard sandwiches to compete in the championship. [Grub Street]

•Japanese company Suzumo unveils a new sushi robot that can turn out up to 3,600 impeccable rolls in an hour — the perfect gadget for your next dinner party, or competitive-eating showdown. [NYDN]

•Roast fowl, chilled asparagus, and pâté de foie gras all graced the plates of the RMS Titanic’s first-class diners the night the ship went down in 1912. Two more days until the 100-year anniversary of the sinking. [NYDN]

•Wolfgang Puck debuts his free iPhone/iPod Touch app (no iPad??) featuring exclusive recipes, cooking videos, one-touch calling for reservations, and event-planning tools. He’ll do a live video chat with fans April 17 at 3 p.m. [Grub Street]

•Tom Colicchio is a hot dog! Anthony Bourdain is seafood soup! Mile End is a burger-making pickle? They’re all appetizing stars in Ron Winter’s new claymation video for The Great GoogaMooga food fest May 19 and 20 in Prospect Park. [Grub Street]

•The hubby and wife duo at Jack’s Wife Freda refresh their Soho menu in time for spring with some cantaloupe mimosas and house-cured duck bacon. Oh, and vegan crispy-chili tofu, vegan General Tsao’s, fish à la plancha … [wiping drool from keyboard] [Grub Street]

Magnolia bakes a haute Bloomingdale’s cupcake available for $3.75 at the bakery’s 59th Street Bloomingdale’s spot. It’s the chocolate one, covered in swirls of chocolate buttercream and whipped vanilla icing and topped with a dark-chocolate disc. [Grub Street]

• DOH postings suggest 85 Orchard Street (formerly Little Giant) will be re-inhabited by the second installation of Aussie chef Nick Mathers’s popular Ruby’s concept. [Bowery Boogie]

• Grub Street hears cocktail lounge The Narrows in Bushwick is expanding into the space next door and adding a small kitchen, to open in two weeks. [Grub Street]

•Long Island sushi import Kotobuki sets up in the East Village at 56 Third Avenue. [Urban Daddy]

•Mixologist and chef Junior Merino will do the food and the cocktails for a tasting at The James Beard House, April 29 at 6 p.m. Each of the nine courses comes with a drink (can you say boozy?). Call 212-627-2308 for reservations; $85 for JBF members and $100 general admission. [Grub Street]

Randolph Beer (343 Broome Street) launches its seven-day-a-week burger + beer special. Starting today (and every day) until 7, get a House Burger with fries plus choose a 20 oz. craft brew from one of Randolph’s more than 50 options for $14. [Grub Street]

•Leah Cohen of Top Chef fame is apparently seeking a beer-and-wine license for her new Asian restaurant at 66 Clinton Street where Falai used to be. Eater reports she’s working with CEO of the Fatty Crew group Rick Camac for the as-of-yet-unnamed venture. [Eater NY]

Bourdain, Colicchio Make Their Claymation Debut; Delicious-Sounding Menu