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  1. Closings
    Shea Gallante’s Ciano Closes in FlatironShea Gallante is rumored to have left the restaurant a month ago.
  2. L.A. Diet
    Dita Von Teese Is Seduced by Uni, Eats Leftovers Wearing Lingerie“It’s a tricky thing, the pre-striptease-show meal.”
  3. The Other Critics
    Nagrant Passes The Salt to Antique Taco; Ruby Passes a Crown to SixteenNagrant hopes for improvement from Antique Taco, Sula likes G.E.B., Ruby anoints Sixteen.
  4. Openings
    Downtown Feast to Change Back To Previous Concept, Or: Everything Old Is CruFeast that used to be Cru is Cru again.
  5. Chef Shuffle
    Lotus of Siam Owners Leave New York to Protect ‘Morals and Values’Extreme prices to blame?
  6. Openings
    What to Eat at Lotus of Siam, Soft-Opening on ThursdayThe Vegas export and Thai titan unveils its preopening menu.
  7. Openings
    Lotus of Siam, ‘Best Thai Restaurant in North America,’ Takes CruThe Vegas favorite will open in the next couple of weeks.
  8. Alarm Bells
    Chang Declares Death of Creativity?“The chef-driven restaurant has proven it doesn’t work anymore.”
  9. Openings
    Shea Gallante Teams With Stratis Morfogen to Open CianoThe former Cru chef will open an Italian restaurant in the fall.
  10. Celebrity Settings
    Miley Brings Bieber Out for Sushi Date; Lohan and Lavigne Fight at MarmontL.A. is used to seeing old dudes with young ladies and cougars out for fresh meat, but we don’t know what to call this.
  11. Other Cities
    Shea Gallante Is Waiting Things Out in Port ChesterThe former Cru star is opening a new restaurant. But it won’t be in Manhattan.
  12. Mediavore
    Reinventing the Deli; Wait Times for Food CartsPlus: CNN launches a food blog, and exchange sodas for veggies, all in our morning news roundup.
  13. Chef Shuffle
    Shea Gallante Splits With BouleyThe former Cru chef is back on the market.
  14. Chef Shuffle
    Cru Decides It Might Just Be Time to Lower Its PricesThe oenophile destination is bringing on a new chef, Todd Macdonald.
  15. Neighborhood Watch
    Stumptown Hits Midtown West; Signs of Life at CruPlus: Aldea does lunch, and Lesly Bernard opens Cantina Latina, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  16. Financial Woes
    Fine-Dining Temple Cru Is Threatened With EvictionOwing to nonpayment of rent.
  17. Chef Shuffle
    Kyle Bailey Leaves Allen & DelanceyThe latest chef departure at the troubled Lower East Sider.
  18. Chef Shuffle
    Shea Gallante Out at Cru; Philip Guardione In at the New Merkato 55Merkato has a new name and one of the city’s top chefs has a new home.
  19. Community Boards
    CB3 Gives Upper East Side Saloon the Nod for Mo Pitkin’s SpaceAnd Cru’s Shea Gallante may not be going for the Sea Salt space after all?
  20. Shea's Stadium
    Will Cru’s Shea Gallante Be Doing His Own Thing in the East Village?A community-board agenda has him taking over the former Sea Salt space.
  21. Ladies Who Lunch
    Are There ‘Male’ and ‘Female’ Restaurants?Restaurants are paying less attention than ever to gender roles, while at the same time finding them harder to escape.
  22. The New York Diet
    Robin Quivers of ‘The Howard Stern Show’ Is Vegan at Per SeRobin Quivers used to pig out on Roy Rogers with Howard Stern, but six months ago she switched to a vegan diet.
  23. Mediavore
    Chang Has Big Dreams for Vegas; Nobu to CaterDavid Chang plans to open a Momofuku in Vegas where everyone “wants you to do well. [And] there are no government officials who go after you and none of the bull[bleep] that’s in New York City.” [NYP] Nobu heads to the Sundance Film Festival this January as the first push to establish a catering arm of the company. [NYP] Gordon Ramsay at the London, Insieme, and Toloache are some of the newer restaurants spicing up pre-theater dining. [NYT]
  24. Mediavore
    Trump Eyes Tavern on the Green, Tavern Blushes; Steingarten in a BathrobeDonald Trump covets the most vulgar thing in New York that doesn’t already have his name on it: the Tavern on the Green, which has two years left on its lease. [NYP] A Zeitgeist moment: The East Village’s alt.coffee gives up the ghost, remaking itself as a “Hopscotch, a café tailored to the needs of children and families.” [Gawker] Candela owners shutting down and reopening as Irving Mill Restaurant and Tap Room in the fall, with Gramercy Tavern alum Johnny Schaeffer doing his Greenmarket thing in the kitchen. [Strong Buzz]
  25. The Gobbler
    Ms. Gobbler’s Turn: Her Favorite RestaurantsIn pale imitation of great gastronome scribblers like Calvin Trillin and the late Johnny Apple, the Gobbler has written, perhaps too often, about his wife’s taste in food and restaurants (just read his last review). Possibly also like them (the Gobbler doesn’t know Mr. Trillin, but he met Apple during his gruff, un-cuddly, pre-foodie days), the Gobbler is often accused by his wife of egregiously distorting her views (you bet he does). Ms. Gobbler would like the world to know that her most-used word is not “yummy,” that if given the choice, she’d prefer to eat at home, and that her favorite drink really is champagne. “Also, you always make me sound elfin,” she told the Gobbler just a moment ago, “and I am not elfin.” In a hasty (and desperate) attempt to clarify the record, I’ve asked Ms Gobbler to list her current favorite restaurants in town. It goes without saying that Mr. Gobbler approves of these fine establishments, too.
  26. NewsFeed
    Liberated Plutocrats Free to Swill Cheap WineThe rich keep getting richer: Word from one of our cognac-swilling, ascot-wearing friends is that caviar capital Petrossian, among the city’s most opulent spots, is waiving its corkage fees. This is actually quite a concession; most restaurants make their money from wine and liquor, of course, and a lot of top tables don’t let you bring your own wine in at all. “We don’t accept that, no,” a reservationist at Cru tells us helpfully, adding, “We do have an excellent wine selection.” Per Se, meanwhile, allows diners to bring their own — if they’re willing to shell out $90 a bottle to have it uncorked. In honor of their tax-breaks-for-the-rich generosity, we raise a glass to Petrossian — a glass of two-buck chuck, poured directly from a Trader Joe’s bag.