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  1. Gallery
    How Eli Zabar Transformed an Upper East Side Diner Into an Elegant Wine BarA look inside the genteel Eli’s Essentials Wine Bar.
  2. Book Shelf
    Restaurant Girl Makes GoodDanyelle Freeman, the ‘Daily News’ critic whose florid (horrid?) prose everyone loves to hate, has landed a book deal.
  3. NewsFeed
    Bacon: Not Just a Breakfast Side, a LifestyleA slideshow brings us bacon products in all of their inspired permutations — from toothpicks to breath mints to air fresheners.
  4. NewsFeed
    It’s Official: Brad Thompson Is the New Chef at Lever HouseLever House has its new chef, and, as predicted here on Grub Street, it’s Brad Thompson.
  5. NewsFeed
    Caliente Cab Co. Pays $35K for Bad Restroom EtiquetteCaliente Cab Co. has agreed to a $35,000 settlement in the case of a woman who was allegedly chased out of the bathroom for looking like a man.
  6. Neighborhood Watch
    Tickets Still Available for Taste of the Nation; Jean-Jacques Rachou CooksThe Pioneer Inn space is to become the Brooklyn Ice House and the Randolph might expand in today’s neighborhood food news.
  7. NewsFeed
    Did Asimov Raise His Beloved Pork Buns From the Dead?One day after Eric Asimov’s moving elegy for a Chinatown coffeehouse, a sign in the window brings the promise of a resurrection.
  8. NewsFeed
    ‘Top Chef’ Hopefuls Show Off Their Faux-hawksMetromix stopped into the Top Chef tryouts we told you about and talked to would-be cheftestants.
  9. Mediavore
    More Meat-Plant Trouble; Marco Pierre White Can Live Without the MoleculesPlus: Gordon Ramsay speaks French, Arianna Huffington longs for food in Venice, and more in our morning roundup of food news and gossip.
  10. NewsFeed
    Kosher Village: We Feel Awful. Have a Free Falafel.
  11. NewsFeed
    Veniero’s Is Up and Baking AgainAfter a brief brush with the Health Department, Veniero’s opened again on Friday after passing a follow-up inspection.
  12. NewsFeed
    Ruhlman Praises Barber As a Voice to Be HeededFor Michael Ruhlman, there’s one chef that needs to be heard, and that’s Dan Barber.
  13. NewsFeed
    Good Humor Man of Old Returns, Bringing … Good HumorAs if from a time machine, the original Good Humor man rolled up to the Museum of Modern Art yesterday.
  14. Neighborhood Watch
    ‘Times’ Releases Ethnic Grocery List; Porter House Looking for aAstoria: McLoughlin’s on Broadway at 31st Street is featuring the German lager Spaten through February. [Joey in Astoria] Chelsea: Morimoto’s $24.07 prix fixe lunch deal is more filling and generous than you might expect. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch] Clinton Hill: If you’re too “bored by the fresh produce, too cold/lazy to trek to Fairway” to cook for yourself in winter like this blogger, here are some of the nabe’s good takeout options, including Luz and Bombay Masala. [Clinton Hill Blog] Columbus Circle: Porter House New York is looking for a new wine director now that veteran in the biz Beth Von Benz has moved on to new projects. [Grub Street] Lower East Side: This list of ethnic groceries includes Pueblo Deli at 129-135 Ridge Street where you’ll find “brittle, tasteless cassabe (a yuca bread Dominicans find neither brittle nor tasteless)” but also “‘merengue’ flavored Country Club soda, Induveca salami, Bay Rum Constanza antiseptic, and candles dedicated to saints or those who may become them.” [NYT via Serious Eats] Times Square: Cafe Edison has replaced its peachy-pink paint job with a nice soft tan color, and it’s “swell.” [Lost City] Upper East Side: Bardolino at 78th Street and Second Avenue suffered interior and exterior damage caused by a fire last week, but they’ll reopen this weekend. [Upper East Side Informer]
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    Allen & Delancey Gives Area Roués the Late-Night Menu They Have Been There’s something about Allen & Delancey that seems … nocturnal. The room, even in the early hours, evokes jaded roués, furtive assignations, and the airless ennui of adultery. So the debut of a stylish late-night menu is apropos. Chef Neil Ferguson tells us that the community board extended the restaurant’s liquor license to 2 a.m. “Anything in that room is sexy,” Ferguson says. “This food, I think, is more for soaking up alcohol.” That may be, but the menu is more than a little exciting. There’s a braised lamb neck, rabbit croquettes, and even, in the dessert section, a milk sorbet served with hot cookies made to order. Late-night service begins at 11:20 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays, starting tonight. Allen & Delancey late-night menu