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Michael Mina: No Burgers for the Rabble

Michael Mina has no plans to make the burger at RN74 available to folks who don't own condos in Millennium Tower, where the restaurant is.

By Sam Dangremond

Leaving Las Vegas

A pastry chef comes to Trump Hotel via Sin City.

By Helen Rosner

Celebrity Chefs Flock to Former Home of Cheesy Celebrity Restaurant

The building that was the Hard Rock Café at 221 West 57th Street, having committed so many affronts to gastronomy over the years, is about to atone, temporarily. Bon Appétit is turning it into a “pop-up supper club and café” where, from October 25 to November 3, a series of celebrity chefs will do demos and book signings during lunchtime. The names should be familiar ones, ranging from TV chefs like Cat Cora and Giada De Laurentiis to established New York stars like Claudia Fleming and Will Goldfarb. Every day, the café area will feature a different signature dish from that day’s chef. Bon Appétit promises affordability, too: All the dishes at lunch will cost $10 or less. The roster of chefs is after the jump.

Bill Corbett to Take His Innovative Magic West

Bill Corbett, the pastry chef at Anthos (we recently featured his Sesame in Sesame dessert in the Annotated Dish), is riding his wave of acclaim all the way out of town: The fast-rising young chef has been hired to head up the pastry kitchen at Michael Mina in San Francisco. Corbett was attracted, he says, by the chance to work with his old mentor, Lincoln Carson, currently Mina’s corporate pastry chef. Of his short, successful run at Anthos, Corbett says, “I am really proud of what we did at Anthos. It was a really good experience for me to be there.” Corbett designed all the desserts in keeping with Anthos’ haute-Greek mission; the restaurant will be keeping a number of them on the menu, including Sesame in Sesame. Related: Anthos' 'Most Innovative' Sesame Dessert

Flay to Battle Morimoto in Atlantic City

Saturday's "Women in Wine" event at the Borgata in Atlantic City would be worth going to just for the wine (23 female vintners from around the country) and the chefs (the Borgata's resident all-star team, featuring Bobby Flay, Michael Mina, Wolfgang Puck, Susanna Foo, and in-house celebrity chef Luke Palladino). But the real draw is something you'll never see on television: two of the Food Network's Iron Chefs, Flay and Masaharu Morimoto, going head to head to see whose cuisine reigns supreme. (Normally, Iron Chefs only compete against guest challengers.) The event, which will cost $195 to attend, benefits Living Beyond Breast Cancer and the Atlantic County Women's Center in New Jersey. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling 866-900-4849. Women in Wine, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, N.J. Saturday, November 11