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  1. Openings
    Get Your Goat: 53 Local Restaurants Offering ‘Goatober’ SpecialsIts second annual “No Goat Left Behind” effort runs through October.
  2. Neighborhood Watch
    Compass Closes to Make Way for Loi; Greenmarket Invites You to Its BirthdayPlus: Oktoberfest, a culinary revolution, and more, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  3. Neighborhood Watch
    Oceana Adds Lobster-Roll Cart; New Catch Herring Season BeginsAnd more, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  4. Neighborhood Watch
    Cornelius Adds Wine on Tap; Passover Pizza at Cer TePlus: a bourbon-cheese pairing, ice-cream sandwiches, and more, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  5. Neighborhood Watch
    Riverpark Begins Brunch Service; Best Sommelier Competition this WeekendPlus: Laurent Tourondel plans to open a new bistro, and more, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  6. Neighborhood Watch
    Get a Taste of Brooklyn in Dumbo; Golosi Offers Free Sandwiches on Upper EastPlus: a vegetarian supper club, a Coffee People Party, and more, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  7. Neighborhood Watch
    A Throwback French Booze Party at Astor Center; Alex Guarnaschelli Hosts aPlus: Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices comes to Manhattan, a special at Union Square Café, and more, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  8. Foodievents
    Why Aren’t More People Buying Tickets to the Alchemy of Taste and SmellTickets are still available — we’re surprised!
  9. Foodievents
    Want to Hear Harold McGee Talk About Flavor Molecules? You’re in Luck.A schedule of this weekend’s Alchemy of Taste and Smell events.
  10. Foodievents
    Astor Center Celebrates All Things HerringWylie Dufresne will be serving the fish in powder form, of course.
  11. Neighborhood Watch
    Taste of Argentina at Water Taxi Beach; Magnolia Bakery Reins In ExpansionPlus: Twitter your opposition to a T.G.I. Friday’s Union Square, and where to learn more about ice cream, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  12. Foodievents
    Battle of the Sexes: Do Male and Female Chefs Cook Differently?Could expert judges tell the difference between dishes made by Alexandra Guarnaschelli and Johnny Iuzzini?
  13. Foodievents
    NYC Food Film Festival Returns With Peeps DocumentaryThe festival, taking place at Water Taxi Beach’s new location, will also have a mixologist this year.
  14. Celebrity Chefs
    Chang, Carmellini, and Simmons Talk Chefs, Fame, and the Future of DiningIn a panel discussion last night, David Chang talked about the Ko reservation system, open kitchens, and one of his dream projects.
  15. Don't Quit Your Day Job
    You, Too, Can Be a Chef’s Assistant!Learn from Anthony Bourdain’s right-hand woman.
  16. Foodievents
    ‘Top Chef’ Dale Talde Cooks, Dishes Tonight at Astor CenterEveryone’s favorite faux-hawked ‘Top Chef’ alum cooks tonight at Astor Center.
  17. Foodievents
    Grant Achatz Extends His (Three-Stop) New York TourGrant Achatz is coming to the Astor Center in November.
  18. NewsFeed
    Commenter Marcel Vigneron Doesn’t Appreciate Us Making aIt was a sphere martini, not a foam one.
  19. NewsFeed
    Marcel Vigneron Introduces the Foam MartiniHe’ll be at Astor Center tonight.
  20. Foodievents
    Four Chefs to Face Off in Tofu BattleWho will tame tofu in sweet and savory ways?
  21. Foodievents
    ‘Top Chef’ Classes All Set at the Astor CenterNow is your chance to fondle Dale’s ‘faux’-hawk.
  22. Foodievents
    Colin Alevras to Cook the Tasting Room’s Last SupperTaste a eulogy in food.
  23. Neighborhood Watch
    Schnitzel Moving Into the West Village; Recession Makes Gael Greene Crave SweetsAstoria: You think $12.95 is good for an all-inclusive brunch deal? Michael’s has a weekday three-course dinner deal for the same price. “This neighborhood never ceases to amaze.” [Joey in Astoria] East Village: Pichet Ong is teaching a class at Astor Center tomorrow on sweets and science. [Zagat] A new stuffed-potato bar is coming to town, but there’s already one on East Houston Street near Avenue A called NY Stuffed Idaho. [Eater] Midtown West: Moylvos celebrates Greek Easter with “Breaking the Fast.” At midnight on April 27 they’ll host a parade to the local Greek church and offer a tasting menu that includes slow-roasted lamb with yogurt-Feta dumplings. [Restaurant Girl] Upper West Side: The Insatiable Critic samples the new sweetshops in town. [Insatiable Critic] West Village: 14th Street near Fifth Avenue is getting a schnitzel shop. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]
  24. VideoFeed
    Video: Chris Cosentino Cooks Head to TailThere aren’t many out-of-town chefs who can draw a crowd, but California’s Chris Cosentino is one of them. The offal king cooked a “Head-to-Tail” dinner at the Astor Center last night, and Grub Street brought a camera along. Beware of graphic footage of coxcombs, tendons, trotters, and other delights. Video: Cooking Head to Tail [NYM Video]
  25. Foodievents
    Back-to-Back Feasts Will Break the Bank, Blow Your MindAre you enough of a hard-core gastronome to attend Chris Cosentino’s and Seamus Mullen’s back-to-back event dinners? Cosentinois the famous West Coast offal master whom you may remember from his appearances on Iron Chef. Cosentino is doing a signature “Head to Tail” dinner at the Astor Center on Tuesday, March 4, hosted by Michael Ruhlman. Expect lots of tripe, testa, candied cockscombs, and the like. That one will set you back $250. On March 5, Seamus Mullen is doing a Basque “Homage to Euskadi” dinner at Suba, featuring regional specialties like hake tongues; tortilla de bacalao with poached hen’s egg; salt-cod brandade, pimientos de padron; beans and pork belly; and so on, all paired with big Basque wines. That one is $110 and should be a little easier on the old G.I. system as well. But what other city could produce two such feasts back to back? To reserve for the Cosentino dinner, click here; for the Suba dinner, call 212-982-5714.
  26. NewsFeed
    Duck Liver = Romance at Valentine’s Day Foie Gras Dinner If you’re anything like us, nothing says “romance” like ingesting eight courses of duck liver. And so there’s probably nowhere you and your Special Friend would rather be than at the D’Artagnan foie gras dinner being held at the Astor Center on Valentine’s Day. PETA public enemy Ariane Daguin, the founder of D’Artagnan and the nation’s most conspicuous pro–foie gras activist, has put together a dinner of foie gras accompanied with different vintages of Chateau Y’quem, the Sauterne wine prescribed by tradition to accompany foie gras everywhere. The dinner will start out with foie gras canapés, followed by foie gras terrine, pan-seared foie with port reduction, then foie-stuffed quail with black truffle shavings and a grape-and-black-truffle sauce, followed by – what else? — foie gras beignets. What libido could be unmoved by such a feast? And isn’t that worth $1,300 a couple? We think the question answers itself. Perfect Pairings: D’Artagnan Foie Gras & Chateau d’Yquem - A Dinner with Ariane Daguin [Astor Center]
  27. Foodievents
    Mixology Immortals Met at Last Night’s Astor Center Opening Last night’s opening bash at the Astor Center was an amazing event – there was ibérico ham, hip-hop violinists, and Joey Campanaro, Josh DeChellis, and Seamus Mullen cooking hors d’oeuvres. But what people will remember will be the mixologists. A veritable cocktail hall of fame was present, and we managed to get them all together at once for an image that makes us thirsty just looking at it.
  28. Neighborhood Watch
    Gavin Kaysen Tests His Menu at Café Boulud; Williamsburg’s Pampa Still aAstoria: Time Café is said to serve a solid brunch. The fries look a bit pale, but after a few “terrific” mimosas, they’ll probably hit the spot anyway. [Joey in Astoria] East Village: The culinary study center the area desperately needs opens today. [Restaurant Girl] Flatiron: On Monday, January 28, 4-Foodies is hosting an Italian Favorites tasting at Lunetta. [4foodies] Upper East Side: Bar Boulud’s success hasn’t hurt Café Boulud, where chef Gavin Kaysen is currently testing his new menu; the latter DB spot still attracts eye candy like former Giants star Tiki Barber. [Mouthing Off/Food&Wine] Williamsburg: A sleek new building on Graham Avenue will soon be home to a restaurant called Pampa, but no one really knows what the place will be like. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]
  29. NewsFeed
    East Village Gets the Culinary Study Center It Desperately NeedsAstor Wine and Spirits isn’t content to just be the place where the rich denizens of the East Village buy their Priorat reds; now the store has spawned a state-of-the-art culinary facility, Astor Center, above its Lafayette Street shop. Lesley Townsend, the director, is quick to ward off comparisons to other recreational cooking programs around. “We’re not a cooking school. We’re not a wine school,” she says. “We’re going to be a host facility for events and symposia and conferences and panels.” Like Dale DeGroff’s Beverage Alcohol Resource (BAR) program, at which the King of Cocktails teaches five-day exhaustive master classes for aspiring mixologists.