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Empire Biscuit Now Open for Good; Free Meatballs With Roy Choi

• Chris Christou, a Per Se, Dovetail, and Ai Fiori alum, has been named the new co-executive chef of Nerai, the recently opened Greek restaurant. He will be cooking contemporary Greek fare. [Grub Street]

Vinegar Hill House is celebrating its five-year anniversary next week, and it's going to offer a throwback prix-fixe menu with classic cast-iron chicken, endive salad, and Guinness chocolate cake — all of which are no longer available on the menu. It costs $31. [Grub Street]

Empire Biscuit is now open for good after having to take a few days off to keep up with the unexpected demand. It's still working up to its original plan to be open around the clock, seven days a week, so for now, the hours are 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. daily. [Eater NY]

• Ryan Sutton noticed that Daniel hiked its entry-level tasting menu price to $125, making it the city's second most expensive three-course menu after Gordon Ramsay at the London. [QualityRye/Twitter]

Powerhouse Arena is hosting the Toro Bravo cookbook launch and discussion with chef John Gorham of Toro Bravo in Portland and Rachel Kong, Lucky Peach’s managing editor and the cookbook’s co-author. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 19, from 7 until 9 p.m. To reserve your spot, email rsvp@powerhousearena.com. [Grub Street]

• After his Housing Works event, Roy Choi will host an after-party at the Lower East Side outpost of the Meatball Shop tonight at 11 p.m. While his newest book L.A Son will not be available for sale, attendees can pick up a signed name plate and snack on some free meatballs. [Grub Street]

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