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  1. Party Lines
    Eric Ripert Wants Cooking Lessons From Jean-GeorgesBut he just doesn’t have the money.
  2. Charles in Charge
    Charles Owner Redecorates After Bruni Smackdown“It read like an amateur-hour book report.”
  3. Stadium Eats
    User’s Guide: What to Eat at Yankee StadiumThe food doesn’t come close to Citi Field’s offerings, but you won’t go hungry.
  4. Road Trip
    April Bloomfield & Co. Take U.K. Field Trip to Prep for Ace DebutOn the itinerary: Squirrel, lamb kidney, and mutton diaphragm.
  5. Menus
    Minetta Tavern Opens for Late ‘Supper’Where to get a Black Label Burger at 1 a.m.
  6. Recessionomics
    Delicatessen by the Numbers: 1,749 Cocktails, 300 Sliders, 4 Pork LoinsWhat customers ordered during a single week.
  7. Openings
    Work in Progress: Michael White’s MareaMichael White and Chris Cannon prepare their seafood restaurant on Central Park South.
  8. Best New Chefs
    Best New Chefs Coda: Hangin’ With the Class of 2009If you won one of the biggest honors in your industry, where would you eat?
  9. Mazel Mazel
    It’s an Oliver!Petal Blossom Rainbow is the chef’s third child.
  10. Recession Is Your Friend
    User’s Guide: Never Spend More Than $35 for DinnerA deal for every day of the week.
  11. Recession Not Your Friend
    Only at Per SeJust because there’s a lounge doesn’t mean it’s affordable.
  12. Openings
    Brennan Developing Bar Artisanal Into ‘French Casa Mono’“There’ll be a bar de fromage, lots of charcuterie, a whole burger frites section…”
  13. Food TV
    Dennis Rodman Would Be Happy to Try to Get You Into the WaverlyGetting a table is hard even if you’re on ‘The Apprentice.’
  14. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    More on Dave Martin’s Vynl Overhaul: New Focus on ‘SolidThe former ‘Chef’-testant clues us in on his latest project.
  15. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Top Chef Dave Martin Now Bitching at VynlSure to be on the menu: macaroni and cheese.
  16. Business Modeling
    Wear AvroKO Out to EatAvroKO moves from designing restaurants to designing clothes.
  17. Best New Chefs
    Tweeting #BNCLast night’s ‘Best New Chef’ event inevitably spread to Twitter.
  18. Foodievents
    Chefs Toast Food & Wine’s 2009 Best NewbiesWhich ‘Top Chef’ embarrassed himself in front of David Chang?
  19. Abe & Arthur's
    Franklin Becker’s Test KitchenThe chef is considering mozzarella sticks at Abe & Arthur’s.
  20. Best New Chefs
    Best New Chefs ’09 Revealed!: Paul Liebrandt Only New York HonoreeThe Corton chef joins the club with Thomas Keller, Tom Colicchio, and Daniel Boulud.
  21. Take Me to Your Leader
    Grant Achatz Makes Dreams Come TrueA food blogger is invited to work at Alinea. Or not.
  22. For the Love of Hipsters
    Cabin Down Below: Secret-Hipster-Bar Status in JeopardyAn East Village bar is opened, and then overexposed.
  23. Stadium Eats
    Where to Eat at Citi Field: The Crucial Culinary MapKnow your options! The lay of the land, from steak to sushi.
  24. Party Circuit
    Best New Chefs Take Celebratory TourThe honorees have yet to be revealed, but you might have spotted them out on the town last night.
  25. As Seen on TV
    Chopping Block Rocks! Sucks!’Times’ television critic Alessandra Stanley has seriously revised her opinion of the show.
  26. Meatpacking Tracking
    Abe & Arthur’s on Track for Summer; Now With Companion Club, SimyoneJust because you eat at Abe & Arthur’s doesn’t mean you can party at Simyone.
  27. Chef Shuffle
    Terrance Brennan to Take Over Stillborn Trigo?The struggling Tribeca restaurant might get a new chef and a new outlook.
  28. Greatest Recession
    Mr. Chow Tribeca Ready to Call a Spade a SpadeAt last, you can drink at the bar at Mr. Chow Tribeca.
  29. Colicchio Vision
    Tom: Tuesdays Gets In On the Sweet Ramp ActionRamps! Asparagus! Morels!
  30. Stadium Eats
    Citi Field Watch: Shack, Blue Smoke Done; El Verano, DeltaSky CloseA progress report from Danny Meyer’s man David Swinghamer.
  31. Best New Chefs
    Guess the Best New Chefs’Food & Wine’ is tweeting clues about the identities of this year’s honored chefs.
  32. Meatpacking Tracking
    Has R&L Been Nabbed by the Bagatelle–Pink Elephant Cabal?The bottle-and-brunch movement marches on.
  33. Foodievents
    Happy Birthday, LandmarcIt’s Landmarc’s fifth anniversary, and you’re invited.
  34. Power Tables
    Where to Sit at Monkey BarDon’t ask for a table in the middle.
  35. Platt Chat
    Platt Chat: Bar Breton, Txikito, and One-Star Bomb Shelters“Monsieur Renaud is much more comfortable in the kitchen than modeling ‘casual style’ restaurant décor.”
  36. Parks Department
    Shake Shack Update: Central Park a No-goTurns out that Team Meyer passed on the opportunity.
  37. Help Wanted
    You’re Invited to (Work at) the CharlesCharles, an invite-only restaurant, needs servers.
  38. Recession Is Your Friend
    Deal or No Deal: Smith’s $35 Chicken DinnerWhat to eat on Mondays and Tuesdays.
  39. Meaningless Honors
    Rolling Stone Recognizes Dave Chang’s Contribution to Door PoliciesDave Chang, Michael Pollan, and Philippe Starck are among ‘Rolling Stone”s 2009 “100 Agents of Change.”
  40. Stadium Eats
    New Details on Yankee Stadium Catering Announced: Still Nothing for AverageBuy me some Morimoto and Spotted Pig …
  41. Market Watch
    Why Three-Star Dining Is Dead: A Chat With Steve KamaliSteve Kamali, nightlife broker and consultant, talks about the state of the restaurant economy in New York and why three-star dining is dead.
  42. Dispatch from Sodom and Gomorrah
    At Merkato 55, 2 p.m. Is the New 2 a.m.Elevating the brunch line.
  43. Menus
    Menu Surfing: Prepping for Spring, Ko Lunch Still Seventeen Courses DeepPlus: a new reservation strategy.
  44. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    24 Prince Still Open, Straight Pimping Their Top ChefLest we forget, Nikki Cascone was a cheftestant!
  45. The Other Critics
    Unofficial Times Upgrade for Porter House New YorkFrank Bruni uses two-star words to talk about a recent visit to the steak house.
  46. Hail to the Chef
    Psilakis Cooks at the White House: ‘Is This What Heroin Feels Like?’“It’s just so different when you look at an audience of people that are really important beyond our vacuum of the world.”
  47. Momoverse
    Foie Gras Enters the MomoverseDavid Chang responds to animal-rights activists by adding foie gras to his menu.
  48. Boulud Bulletin
    Boulud on the Bowery Vital Updates: D.J.’s Nixed, Name ConfirmedDBGB Kitchen and Bar could open in late May.
  49. NC-17
    The Safe Word Is ‘Pelican’Lunch first, or a lap dance?
  50. Uptown Clubhouses
    Le Cirque 3.3: The Full Menu RevealWhat to eat from Craig Hopson’s kitchen.
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