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August

  1. time off
    The Case for Restaurant Summer VacationThe European practice is rare in America; it shouldn’t be.
  2. reopenings
    How to Open a Brand-new, Totally Old Restaurant“The memorable part wasn’t any one piece of the design, it was the net sum of the experience.”
  3. Reopenings
    August to Reopen on the Upper East SideAt Lexington and 62nd.
  4. The Grub Street Diet
    Stylist Stacy London Tries to Stick to the Paleo Diet, Eats Mentos Anyway“Normally, I would stuff my face with pain aux chocolats or crepes … but dinosaurs, even French ones, didn’t have much in the way of dough.”
  5. Menu Changes
    First Look at the Revamped August and Some Dishes From Josh Eden’s MenuThe newly installed toque is cooking most of the menu in the spot’s brick oven.
  6. Chef Shuffles
    Josh Eden Is the New Executive Chef at August; Jordan Frosolone Is OutEden in the kitchen.
  7. Wedding Bells
    August Owners Tie the KnotThe restaurateurs exchanged vows just shy of their 40th anniversary together.
  8. Chef Shuffle
    August Hires Hearth’s Jordan Frosolone As New ChefYour first look at the new dinner menu.
  9. Chef Shuffle
    Cannon Names Chefs at Alto and ConvivioLa Gazzetta’s and August’s losses are Chris Cannon’s gains.
  10. Foodievents
    Marcus Samuelsson Makes a Top Chef Dinner at AugustHe’ll make the dishes that made him a ‘Master’ at the West Village restaurant — for one night only.
  11. Neighborhood Watch
    Drink Wine for Chile; New Café in Prospect HeightsPlan your St. Patrick’s Day feast and get a $5 pizza-and-gelato deal, plus more in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  12. Celebrity Settings
    Mischa Barton Likes Margaritas; Taylor Swift Tries OttoPlus: Joy Behar and Oliver Stone visit A Voce, and David Duchovny takes the kids to Dylan’s Candy Bar.
  13. Celebrity Settings
    Madonna’s East Village Tour Includes Bourgeois Pig and Eastern BlocAnd everywhere she goes, Jesus goes, too.
  14. NewsFeed
    Jody Williams Reported Out at MorandiTony Liu of August replaces Jody Williams at Morandi, which sort of makes sense.
  15. The New York Diet
    Designer Scott Morrison Still Parties in WoodstockScott Morrison, the designer of Earnest Sewn jeans, wears a slim-cut size 33, but he doesn’t skimp on meals to fit into them.
  16. Neighborhood Watch
    Pelaccio Focusing on Fatty ‘Cue; Bruni Gets the Fiamma MemoAstoria: Leng Thai’s brown rice is delicious; they mix in red grains. [Joey in Astoria] Clinton Hill: A new bakery is supposed to open around June on Fulton near the Met. Baker: “When I was young, we’d go to the bakery every Sunday after church for a fresh loaf of French bread, soft and still warm from the oven. I’d love to re-create that here.” Blogger: “OMGYAY!” [Clinton Hill Blog] Murray Hill/Kips Bay: A former Sapa chef will head the kitchen at a new Pan-Asian restaurant called Prana, set to open in June in the old Scopa space. [Zagat] Soho: Fabio Trabocchi has written a personal note to Bruni and has worked with B.R. Guest to lower prices across the board at Fiamma (including dropping the price of the seven-course menu from $138 to $125). Sorry to those who ate at Fiamma last week. [Diner’s Journal/NYT] Williamsburg: Zak Pelaccio’s project with Robbie Richter might be called Fatty ‘Cue. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch] Related: Breaking: Zak Pelaccio and Robbie Richter to Collaborate on Asian Barbecue in Williamsburg West Village: If you want to celebrate the Irish all next week, August will be “toasting the Irish” through March 21 by serving Guinness Extra Stout and specials like house-made corned beef and cabbage. [Strong Buzz]
  17. The New York Diet
    How Mireille Guiliano Doesn’t Get Fat: Breakfast at Balthazar When Mireille Guiliano first came to America as an exchange student, she gained weight for the first time in her life. Many years later, after becoming a CEO of Veuve Clicquot, she penned the buzzy No. 1 best-seller French Women Don’t Get Fat, now out in paperback. After 25 years of splitting her time between New York and Paris, Guiliano is still amazed by the large portions here, and by the New Yorker’s tendency to eat on the go. “To eat your bagel and your muffin with coffee on the subway is gross,” she says. “How can you do it with the smell and the noise and the moving? I’d rather starve.” She’s also still shocked when she sees people eating on the street or standing up. “For French people, you’re supposed to eat at the table. Besides the bed, it’s the most important piece of furniture in the house.” So what’s she been eating at the table this week?
  18. Mediavore
    It Isn’t Easy Being Green; Grayz on the Stun LineThere are a few basic steps that restaurants and bars can follow to be considered “green,” but they don’t happen automatically.[TONY] Steve Cuozzo leads Gray Kunz’s new cash cow to the slaughter, calling Grayz a draw “for suits wanting a slicker sandbox for babe-wrangling than nearby Connolly’s.” [NYP] Related: Gray Kunz Finds a Sweet New Business Model The Frankies of Spuntino fame have a third restaurant planned in Brooklyn and a new cookbook on the way. [Eater]