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Au Bon Pain

  1. Rights
    Au Bon Pain Says It Stopped Blocking Wi-Fi Access to Gay Rights Sites [Updated]“We worked with our WiFi provider to make sure it won’t happen again.”
  2. Celebrity Settings
    Julia Stiles Films at the Old Rocca; Sandy B. Parties at ScholarsPlus Larry David and more, all in our celebrity round-up.
  3. Celebrity Settings
    Spago Makes Chocolate Electric Guitars, But Only For Gene SimmonsThe Kiss shiller notes his three favorite places to eat.
  4. Closings
    Falcon Cafe, Eiselen’s Pastry Shoppe and More Call it QuitsZeke’s will come back to life as Union Gourmet.
  5. Neighborhood Watch
    Lowell Folk Fest Happens This Weekend; Capital Grille Changes VenuesPlus a low-cal ‘tini fest and more, all in our weekly neighborhood news round-up.
  6. Mediavore
    SoCal Supermarket Strike Looming; Where to Find E. ColiEmployees at Southern California’s top three grocery giants are readying to strike over health benefits.
  7. The Grub Street Diet
    Financial Journalist Alex Blumberg Disdains ‘Hipster’ Tater Tots,“I don’t understand the new hipster obsession with tater tots. They’re never as good in practice as they are in theory.”
  8. Food Trends
    OMG, ABP! Cupcakes!
  9. Menu Changes
    Au Bon CupcakesAu Bon Pain is the latest chain to get with the cupcake program.
  10. Mediavore
    Drew Nieporent’s Sundays; Beekeeping Ban Could Be LiftedPlus: Freddy’s patrons in chains, and Yao Ming takes a stand on shark fin, all in our morning news roundup.
  11. Foodievents
    Get Ready to Taste the Park PlazaSample all eight of the building’s restaurants on Tuesday.
  12. Openings
    Legacy Place: The Restaurant Roll OutDedham’s swanky new mall will have plenty of food options.
  13. Freebies
    Free Iced CoffeeAt Au Bon Pain tomorrow.
  14. The New York Diet
    Alan Colmes Is Not a Vegetarian, Thank You Very MuchIn fact, steak is the one thing he and his co-host Sean Hannity agree on.
  15. Mediavore
    Anne Burrell Too Busy for Gusto; a ‘Top Chef’ in Yankee StadiumPlus: Strip House plans to expand, Au Bon Pain gives away free iced coffee today, and more, in our morning news digest.
  16. NewsFeed
    The Shocking Secrets of Chain-Restaurant Calorie CountsAfter reviewing our findings, you may come to consider the Baconator, compared to certain other murderous burgers, a “healthy” option.
  17. The New York Diet
    Hotelier Vikram Chatwal Discovers He Likes It Raw Earlier this week hotelier and reformed party/playboy Vikram Chatwal spilled the beans on his partnership with Geoffrey Zakarian. His affinity for fine dining developed relatively late in life — “I used to only eat Indian food when I was young,” says the meat-loving Sikh, who still dines at his mother’s restaurant, Bombay Palace, two or three times a week when in from London. However, at some point Japanese food turned him on to the cuisine of other cultures. “Half the time during the week I go Asian — whether it’s Thai, Japanese, or Chinese.” We met him for some mini-burger fondue and champagne at Nightlife, the lounge in his own Night Hotel, to find out what he eats the rest of the time.
  18. Back of the House
    Rats Stop in Au Bon Pain for Dessert As we said yesterday (and as everyone knows), as much as rats love fried chicken and tacos, they pretty much eat all over town. This new video of the frisky creatures running rampant at an Au Bon Pain on Third Avenue simply serves as a disturbing reminder. (Would it kill WNBC to tell us which Au Bon Pain, by the way? There is more than one Third Avenue location.) The rodents are much more common in food establishments of every kind than most people like to believe, and in ratty neighborhoods like the East Village, they frequently have the run of even some good restaurants. Still, there’s something especially horrible about this video, which features one of the little guys doing what looks like pull-ups on some kind of valve handle. It’s as if they’re in training to take over the whole of Manhattan. Update: Au Bon Pain would like to point out that the rats pictured above, as well as the rats doing pull-ups, belong to Taco Bell. (The WNBC piece devotes time to both restaurants.) We regret the error. Rats Caught on Video at Another New York Restaurant [KSDK]