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  1. Celebrity Settings
    Anne Hathaway Gets Pea Soup at Bistro Chat Noir; Joe Jonas Gets High at GoldBarAnd more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  2. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Mooncake Scares, Grilled-Cheese Faces, and a ToddlerPlus: UMass breaks records, McDonald’s bans Englishman, and more, all in our weekly roundup of weird food news.
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    Justin Timberlake Sings at Southern Hospitality; Belly Dancers Distract SammyPlus: Roger Federer eats out twice, Keith Hernandez gets heckled at Central Park Boathouse, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  4. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Moon Pizzas, McTanks, and Ribs in PantsPlus: alcohol-sipping toddlers, dine-and-dashers, and more, in our weekly roundup of strange food news.
  5. Celebrity Settings
    Ed Westwick Survives Natural Disaster at Café Colette; Joe Jonas SurvivesPlus: Alexander Skarsgard gets mobbed by beautiful ladies, Justin Timberlake tips well, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  6. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: McCops, Clumsy Beer Thieves, and Violent DoughnutPlus: jewelry-eating canines, pizza pilgrimages, and more, in our weekly roundup of weird food news.
  7. Celebrity Settings
    Patrick Ewing Needs More Pens at Lavo; Richard Gere Jams to Jimmy Buffett atPlus: Snooki’s dad strikes out with the ladies at Volstead, Madonna goes on a date at Nick & Toni’s, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  8. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Swastika Tattoos, Taco Bell Stalkers, and Tweeting WhilePlus: A yogurt company requests an insect autopsy, a man tries to kill his wife at a Waffle House, and more, in our weekly roundup of weird restaurant news.
  9. Celebrity Settings
    Aretha Franklin Sings Outside Neely’s; Lance Bass Sings Inside the DarbyPlus: Alexander Skarsgard discovers life outside of Gemma, Kanye and Usher have power lunch, and more, all in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  10. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Twinkie Crimes, Public Zit-Popping, and Ukrainian BearsPlus: Larry Flynt gets the O.J. Simpson treatment, Rick Ross goes down the Flavor Fav route, and more, in our weekly roundup of weird restaurant news.
  11. Celebrity Settings
    U2 Parties Hard at Spotted Pig; Alexander Skarsgard Can’t Stop Going toPlus: Kanye West heads to La Bottega, Carlos Beltran eats his last dinner as a Met, Bruno Mars feeds a model at Co-Op, and more, all in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  12. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Drunk Mayors, Waffle House Rappers, and MorePlus: Girl Scouts, McDonald’s car chases, cheesecake ruses, and more, all in this week’s roundup of weird restaurant news.
  13. Celebrity Settings
    David Beckham Gets Stood Up at Ciano; Anthony Bourdain Visits ZioPlus: Daphne Guinness wears a cape to B.E.S., Taylor Swift sings at the Darby, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  14. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: McDonald’s Babies, Prison Tacos, and Lollipops forPlus: HIV-positive cupcake-shop robberies, bear claws for bears, crying over spilled whiskey, and more, all in this week’s roundup of weird restaurant news.
  15. Celebrity Settings
    Hey-O! Jay-Z at 15 East; Karen O and Mike D at John Dory Oyster BarPlus: James Lipton dines with Chris Rock, Senator Schumer chills in Williamsburg, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  16. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Illegal Lemonade Stands, Fast-Food Quitters, and YogurtPlus: stolen sheep (statues), condiment thieves, and more, all in this week’s roundup of weird restaurant news.
  17. Lists
    Twelve Restaurants Where You Definitely Won’t Be Bothered by Crying KidsWe called every nice place we could think of and got the definitive list of who does, and (more importantly) doesn’t, allow crying kids into their dining rooms.
  18. Celebrity Settings
    Kid Rock Drinks ‘Badass’ Beer at Co-op; Roseanne Barr Eats NothingPlus: Heidi Klum lunches at Bar Pitti, Eva Longoria has sushi at Blue Fin, and more, all in out weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
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    New York Merchants Dish About Working With Google Offers“Our special is only for $10. So, you know, we believe that people will spend more than that.”
  20. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: P.F. Chang’s Brawlers, Pastafarians, and Taco BellPlus: thrown peanuts, stolen ambulances, saved lives, and more, all in this week’s roundup of weird restaurant news.
  21. Celebrity Settings
    Russell Brand and Katy Perry Embrace at Sant Ambroeus; Justin Bieber and SelenaPlus: Gordon Ramsay frightens Nobu’s kitchen staff, Kirstie Alley checks out STK’s new rooftop deck, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  22. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Poisoned Smoothies, Virtual Food, and Lewd GesturesPlus: health-inspection posers, lemonade-stand robberies, machete attacks, and more, all in this week’s roundup of weird restaurant news.
  23. Celebrity Settings
    Shia LaBeouf Begs for Help at Delicatessen; Sofia Vergara Texts at MomoyaPlus: Jason Sudeikis and Eva Mendes team up at L’Artusi, Jack White looks like a witch at Strip House, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  24. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Guilty O.J., Bloody Fries, and Music That Goes StraightPlus: restaurant nudity, crybabies, poisoned salsa, and more, all in this week’s roundup of weird restaurant news.
  25. Celebrity Settings
    Kanye West Wears Two Gold Chains to Lure; Matt Lauer Shows Up Wet to NobuPlus: Cassie meets Diddy at Brasserie Cognac, an Olsen twin is spotted at Locanda Verde, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  26. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Albino Wings, Crazed Deer, and $5 Tap WaterPlus: a Taco Bell nap, a rat-eating weirdo, and more, all in this week’s roundup of weird restaurant news.
  27. Celebrity Settings
    Ryan Reynolds Shares a Table With Blake and Leo at Locanda Verde; Bono’sPlus: Bill Clinton and Keith Richards get sax-y at Craft, Jesse Eisenberg gets the chef’s tasting menu at Morimoto, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  28. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Doughnut Thieves, Pancake Assault, and ‘FloorPlus: birthday-party rage, yogurt sauce in beards, and more, all in our weekly roundup of weird restaurant news.
  29. Celebrity Settings
    Ashton Kutcher Wears Straw Hat to Lure; John Stamos Knocks Over Drinks at thePlus: Matt Damon at Cipriani, Olivia Wilde and Justin Long at Cabin Down Below, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  30. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Grasshoppers in Tacos, Cicadas in Ice Cream, and Pot inPlus: drunk robbers and pancakes for the homeless, all in our weekly roundup of weird restaurant news.
  31. Celebrity Settings
    Kiefer and Donald Sutherland Get Hungry at Orso; Carmelo Anthony Loses His CakePlus: Yoko Ono at Da Silvano, Brooke Shields at Abe & Arthur’s, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  32. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Mouse Racing, Topless Thievery, and a Hooters With ClassPlus: dueling ice-cream trucks, an indecent proposal, and people who cut people who cut, all in our weekly roundup of weird restaurant news.
  33. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Sheep Meat, Pot Butter, and a Lactose-Intolerant DairyPlus: gun shots in Orlando, fork stabbing in Seattle, and more, all in our weekly roundup of weird food news.
  34. Celebrity Settings
    Olivia Wilde Joins Justin Timberlake at Southern Hospitality, Salman Rushdie atPlus: Ashton Kutcher and David Blaine bro-down at Indochine, Jane Dickinson loses her teeth at Sant Ambroeus, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  35. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Relaxation Brownies, Cheesy Casinos, and a Food-StampPlus: mandatory sandwiches, a gumball-machine bandit without gumballs, and more, all in this week’s roundup of weird restaurant news.
  36. Celebrity Settings
    George W. Bush Avoids Bill Clinton at Gabriel’s; Leonardo DiCaprio BringsPlus: Scarlett Johansson takes her twin uptown, Shania Twain goes downtown for Cinco de Mayo, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  37. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Food Fighters, Breakfast Denials, and a Waffle HomePlus: a botched sandwich burglar, cocaine-delivering pizzerias, and more, all in this week’s roundup of weird weird restaurant news.
  38. Celebrity Settings
    Goldie Hawn Requests ‘Real Food’ at Lavo; Gabriel Byrne BefriendsPlus: Amar’e and Ciara at Fred’s, Victoria Beckham at Norma’s, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  39. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Supper Slippers, Odorous Asparagus, and a Prison FoodPlus: A car chase makes a pit stop at McDonald’s, a mound of rubber terrorizes Dairy Queen, and more, all in this week’s roundup of weird restaurant news.
  40. Celebrity Settings
    Jerry Seinfeld Orders Meatballs at Osteria Morini; Renee Zellweger Gets Older atPlus: Derek Jeter lunches at the National, Liza Minnelli smokes outside Sardi’s, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  41. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Mafia Shakedowns, Tasteless Comedy, and an IHOP BrawlPlus: driving drunk at Taco Bell, a grease thief, and an ambulance-chasing waiter, all in this week’s roundup of weird restaurant news.
  42. Celebrity Settings
    James Franco Socializes at Fatta Cuckoo; Whoopi Goldberg Gets Impatient atPlus: Anna Wintour gives a speech at Indochine, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  43. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Goldfish Racing, Bungled Burglars, and aPlus: a health-inspector snafu, in this week’s roundup of weird restaurant news.
  44. Celebrity Settings
    Claire Danes Celebrates Her Birthday at Recette; Ashton Kutcher and Demi MoorePlus: Tom and Katie take Suri out for candy, Lou Reed grabs brunch, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  45. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Lobster Looters, Phony Food Inspectors, and TacoPlus: baby ducks at Chick-fil-A, a munchies robbery, and Flava Flav’s bounced checks, all in this week’s roundup of weird restaurant news.
  46. Celebrity Settings
    John McEnroe Annoys Diners at Recipe; Alec Baldwin Gets Birthday Cake atPlus: CC Sabathia leaves a $1,000 tip at Lavo, Liza Minnelli dines at Desmond’s, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  47. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Nazi Cakes, Stoner Prom, and Pizza Topped With JesusPlus: an all-beer diet, a stolen Krispy Kreme truck, and more, all in this week’s roundup of weird restaurant news.
  48. Celebrity Settings
    John Stamos Charms Lavo’s Brunch-goers; Bruce Willis Charms B.Plus: Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp get cozy at the Breslin, Amar’e Stoudemire gets even cozier at STK, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  49. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Thin Mint Porn, Bikini Brawls, and Yet Another FugitivePlus: a tainted energy drink, a Starbucks-serving funeral home, and a strip-club mishap, all in this week’s roundup of weird restaurant news.
  50. Celebrity Settings
    Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis Bro Down at Kittichai; Renée ZellwegerPlus: Chris Brown behaves himself at Chin Chin, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
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