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  1. Celebrity Settings
    Kerry Washington Celebrates Her SNL Appearance; Natalie Portman BringsPlus: Bruce Willis ate at Dos Caminos, and more, in this week’s roundup.
  2. Celebrity Settings
    Leonardo DiCaprio Channels Gatsby; Rihanna Gives a Lap Dance at Pink ElephantPlus: Cameron Diaz dines at Morandi, and more, in this week’s roundup.
  3. Celebrity Settings
    Gossip Girl’s Cast at Lexington Brass; Tom Hanks Hits 54 BelowPlus: Sting waits for a table at Sons of Essex, Lindsay Lohan shut out of a Cat Power party, and more in this week’s celebrity dining.
  4. The Grub Street Diet
    Bravo’s Andy Cohen Counts His Nuts, Drinks Maker’s Mark and Ginger“Later at a photo shoot, I had ten almonds, five cashews, and a late lunch of grilled chicken, a mixed greens salad, and quinoa.”
  5. Reopenings
    If Tavern on the Green Reopens, Crystal Room May GoJennifer LeRoy may be reunited with Tavern on the Green yet.
  6. Models and Bottles
    JE Englebert Plans to Turn Tavern on the Green Into Weekly ‘Disco’He and an “all star night club team” want to turn the hallowed grounds into a “trendy club.”
  7. Openings
    First Look at the Gates, Chelsea’s New ‘Super Luxury’ LoungeA lavish newcomer in the old Biltmore Room space will employ “ambassadors” and a reward system.
  8. Up for Grabs
    Trump, Cipriani, Meyer May Go After Tavern on the Green SpacePlus, more potential bidders on the $37-million-a-year cash cow are revealed.
  9. Openings
    Biltmore Room Will Reopen Next Month As the GatesPlus, the latest on Tavern on the Green.
  10. Chef Shuffle
    Catching Up With Franklin BeckerThe chef talks about the failure of Sheridan Square, his audition for Le Cirque, and his future plans.
  11. NewsFeed
    Franklin Becker Leaving Brasserie to Start Bedford FallsFranklin Becker, the chef at Brasserie, is leaving the restaurant to pursue his own projects. One is a New American restaurant called Bedford Falls, opening this fall or winter. Bedford Falls, of course, is the name of the town in It’s a Wonderful Life, and Becker says he chose it to convey the “classic, traditional” American theme of the restaurant. “It won’t be comfort food, but rather modern reworkings of classic American tastes in a comfortable atmosphere. Bacon always goes with scallops, so my pork belly and scallops will naturally fit right in.” Becker is now in negotiations with two landlords and will release the new address once the lease is signed. Becker is also in talks about a TV project, but he was reticent to disclose any information prematurely. “It’s almost done,” he says. “It could happen in the next few days.”
  12. Foodievents
    Mario Batali Ripe for the Roasting On November 7, Mario Batali will be “roasted, battered, and fried” at a celebrity roast at Capitale for charity (the Food Bank of New York). Will it be affectionate and reserved, with only a few broadsides about the chef’s legendary appetite? Or will they really let him have it? It’s hard to tell from the lineup, which mixes Batali buddies like Tony Bourdain and Stanley Tucci with celebrity roast specialists like Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Sarah Silverman, and Artie Lange. But given some of the roastee’s recent antics, he could be in for a rough time. The big man can take it, we hope. For tickets, call 212-249-6188.