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  1. Celebrity Settings
    Bill Murray and Bryan Cranston Eat at Cookshop; Stephen Colbert Dines atThis week’s Celebrity Settings.
  2. The Grub Street Diet
    Ben McKenzie Makes Sure to Eat a Bagel at Least Once a Month“There’s such a wide variety of foods in New York. It’s more of an epicurean kind of place than L.A. People here indulge. I love it..”
  3. Grub Guides
    10 Charming Cassoulets to Keep You Warm This Week (and Beyond)How about some applewood-smoked jaggerwurst?
  4. Leftovers
    Kickstarter for Feminist Food Magazine; Vegetarian Tasting at ACME
  5. Celebrity Settings
    Sarah Jessica Parker Eats Porchetta at Osteria Morini; Katie Holmes EnjoysThis week’s installment of Celebrity Settings.
  6. The Grub Street Diet
    Actress AnnaSophia Robb Orders Apple-Pie Nachos and Buys Ice Cream Three Pints a“Apple-pie filling is in the middle, like guacamole.”
  7. Eat Well
    Eat Well: Oyster Happy Hour at Hillside, Sandwiches at Animals, and MeatlessPlus: Beet-spiked margaritas, and more, in our weekly roundup of healthy eats.
  8. Eat Well
    Eat Well: Guilt-Free Beef, and New Spots Specializing in Good-for-You FoodPlus: great bar snacks, vegetarian Indian, and more.
  9. Celebrity Settings
    Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio at the Rosewood; Taylor Swift Hits CookshopPlus: Amanda Bynes looks lost at SL, Derek Jeter tries pig’s head at Pig and Khao, and more of this week’s celebrity dining.
  10. The Grub Street Diet
    David Alan Grier Overnights Duck Confit to Himself, Hits NoMad After His Show“Sometimes I feel like people have such bland tastes, and that must have been what was wrong with these women.”
  11. The Other Critics
    Sherry Snacks on Sandwiches; Gold Does Dim Sum for DinnerLunasia offers the Chinese breakfast marvels until 8:30 P.M.
  12. Slideshow
    First Look at Goat Town, Now Serving ‘Fork Smashed’ Potatoes andNick Morgenstern of the General Greene moves to the East Village.
  13. Openings
    Morgenstern Leaves General Greene to Open Goat Town Next MonthNew Brooklyn Cuisine in the East Village?
  14. How Do You Make That?
    How to Make Cookshop’s Pumpkin Chanterelle Corn Bread PuddingYou asked for the recipe, and we fetched it.
  15. The Grub Street Diet
    Designer Catherine Malandrino Drinks Tequila During Fashion Week, Celebrates“At two in the morning, just ten hours before my presentation at Lincoln Center, I crossed Eighth Avenue to dance with my friends at a gay club with live shows and go-go dancers.”
  16. User Reviews
    User Reviews: Russian Food Sans Oligarch Extravagance at Gina’s CaféPlus: heavenly green-tea pistachio-chip ice cream at the General Greene, and L’Artusi’s small pasta portions.
  17. Mediavore
    Hungry Girl Signs Big Book Deal; Foie Protest at Raoul’sPlus: Connecticut legalizes pickles, and John McCain doesn’t want to know his farmer, all in our morning news roundup.
  18. Neighborhood Watch
    Black Swan Opening in Bed-Stuy; Brother Jimmy’s Introduces Southern BrunchPlus: The Bell House hosts the American Lamb Takedown, and Pomme de Terre closes, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  19. Troubled Times
    Sour Economy Continues to Inspire Food JournalistsOne tries to bargain down the price of a slice, another suggests knockoff restaurants, and Flo Fab tells us, again, how restaurants are dealing with the these troubled times.
  20. Don't You Know I'm Locavore?
    Greenmarket ValuesBlue Hill tops the ‘Observer’’s ‘Top Ten’ list of Greenmarket restaurants.
  21. Mediavore
    Beard Awards Get ‘Sex’y; Pizza.com Selling for $2.6 MilA Sex and the City star will host the James Beard Awards, the domain pizza.com is selling for over $2.6 million, and the Patsy’s v. Patsy’s trial rages on.
  22. Mediavore
    Citywide Truffle Shortage; A New Eastside Fro-Yo FoeA citywide truffle shortage can explain why “the Waverly Inn jacked up the price of its infamous truffle-topped mac & cheese from $55 to $85. The dish was an amusing punch line at $55; at $85, it’s just obscene.” [NYP] Related: Le Cirque Bids High for Monster Truffle Bruni eschews all the courtesies one suffers at the dinner table, which he refers to as restaurantspeak: “Would I ‘enjoy coffee with dessert?’ I don’t know; it depends how good the coffee is. I’ll have some, yes, then we’ll see.” [NYT] FR.OG has now lost Jean Georges alum chef Didier Virot to the Plaza’s new restaurant-to-be, the Palm Court, set to open later this year. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]
  23. Back of the House
    ‘Forbes Traveler’ Bungles Best BrunchesThe view of New York from Dubuque and Ho-Ho-Kus is a laughable one, but we could never understand the reason why. Don’t the editors of Forbes Traveler, author of this ridiculous “America’s Best Brunches” feature live in New York? It’s as if Vogue were to get its New York fashion sense from watching Sex and the City. The four brunches called out — Balthazar, Prune, Cookshop, and Norma’s — are places nobody we know would touch if they were giving away bottomless mimosas. Not because they aren’t good. But they’re all wildly crowded, and in neighborhoods where no one would ever want to be on a hung-over weekend day. (Despite Forbes’ assurance that West Chelsea is “the trendiest of neighborhoods.”)
  24. The Other Critics
    Insieme Lauded (Except for Lasagne); Landmarc Squeaks ByThe Times finds Provence beautiful, romantic, and well-intentioned, but barely worthy of a single star. A major disappointment for the Marc Meyer/Vicki Freeman team, who had been on a roll with Five Points and Cookshop. [NYT] In the Post, Steve Cuozzo — judiciously taking the long-term view as usual — makes the case that Amalia, FR.OG, and Insieme, “the best new Italian restaurant since L’Impero,” have overcome weak starts to become some of the city’s strongest places. [NYP] Paul Adams gives yet another admiring review to Insieme, though he found the much-praised lasagne underflavored and disappointing. His favorite dish: a chamomile farfalle. [NYS]
  25. In the Magazine
    Provence Opens Its Petals for Spring Among other things, this week’s Openings brings news of the return, under Cookshop and Five Points owners Marc Meyer and Vicki Freeman, of Provence, the casual French restaurant that was a West Village institution for many years. The menu (part of our immense database) is long on southern French specialties like soupe de poissons and lamb daube. Throw in an emphasis on local ingredients and it’s likely the new incarnation will be just as popular as the old one. Openings: Provence, Resto, Gold St., Zipper Tavern
  26. In the Magazine
    This Week: Contents Under PressureThis week’s food section is all about pressure: A pastry chef has to cook every night for a president who hates pineapples and will send him packing at the first hint of progressive dessert-making; Vinh Nguyen, a first generation Vietnamese-American, rolls the dice with his Williamsburg restaurant Silent H, and, as far as Rob and Robin are concerned, comes up lucky seven; Jeffrey Chodorow, fresh off his battle with Frank Bruni and Adam Platt, opens a big new restaurant and hopes for the best; and four new restaurants open, surely hoping for the best as well. Even this week’s In Season is rife with tension, calling as it does for a delicate filleting operation that could easily destroy a beautifully roasted flounder. The New York food world is not for the faint of heart.
  27. The Other Critics
    Morandi Takes Another Hit; a Haute Barnyard SpreeThe Four Seasons gets perhaps the most negative two-star review in the history of the Times; Bruni seems to think the stars were grandfathered in. A telling example of how reputation floats reviews. [NYT] Meehan, meanwhile, visits a chowhound’s paradise, a Hindu temple in Flushing. [NYT] Morandi takes another blow, this time from Time Out’s Randall Lane, who like our own Adam Platt, finds it overdesigned and unimpressive, albeit with a few decent dishes. [TONY] Related: Not So Bene [NYM]
  28. The New York Diet
    Sandra Bernhard Nibbles on Vegan Hors D’Oeuvre and Chows Down on Cheese GritsAs an actress, comedian, political activist, and singer-songwriter who’s slated to perform six nights at Joe’s Pub leading up to this New Year’s Eve, Sandra Bernhard is a versatile woman. We wondered if her diet was equally wide-ranging. She drew a cup of one of her favorite teas — Kukicha; “it’s made from twigs” — and told us about her obsession with omega-3 eggs, her occasional kosher-steak splurge, and how many sips she’ll take from a vodka tonic.
  29. Openings
    Five Points Owners to Transform Provence (But Still Serve Bouillabaisse)It’s always a sad day for Francophiles and nostalgists when yet another beloved old-school French restaurant shutters its doors, but in the case of Provence — which served its last bowl of bouillabaisse on Saturday — it could be a lot worse. Vicki Freeman and Marc Meyer, the owners of Cookshop and Five Points, have taken over the space with plans to completely gut the kitchen, redo the dining room, put in a raw bar, and reopen by January as — guess what? — a nice French restaurant called Provence.
  30. The Gobbler
    The Haute Barnyard Hall of FameNew York magazine restaurant critic Adam Platt files periodic musings for Grub Street, under the pseudonym the Gobbler. Haute Barnyard restaurants like the Tasting Room have been around for a while now, but the phrase is new — so new, in fact, that the Gobbler is the only one using it. Therefore it requires a little elaboration. All Haute Barnyard restaurants are Greenmarket establishments, of course, their menus more or less dictated by the rhythms of the season. New York’s versions of the genre, however, have evolved their own highly self-conscious style.