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  1. The Other Critics
    Double Crown Entertains Bruni; Center Cut DicedPlus: Corton’s perfect score, Mr. Jones more sexy than savory, and the loneliness of the Libertine, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  2. Mediavore
    No Celebrity Chefs in White House Kitchen; Recession Hits Dollar MenuAlso in our morning news roundup: Vegetables overtake meat on our plates, and hard times at Hormel Foods.
  3. Slideshow
    Jon B Shows Off His Ecofriendly Nightclub, GreenhouseThe man behind Home and Guest House spent a pretty penny to make his new venue green. So how did it turn out?
  4. Padma-nia
    Where Padma and Tom Eat OutPadma recommends a place in Flushing; Chef Tom knows a guy who’ll take you fishing.
  5. Openings
    Beer BarnA new beer garden opens in Park Slope.
  6. Barroom Follies
    Bartenders Play With Fire, With Varying ResultsWondrich and Meehan show off their blue blazers; a Brother Jimmy’s bartender is sued for setting the bar on fire.
  7. McNally Watch
    McNally Gets Down to BusinessHe’s building on the Bowery again.
  8. Mediavore
    The Decline of Chelsea Market; Café Boulud Turns TenPlus: shoes at Vesuvio Bakery, and a gluten-free cooking class, in our morning news roundup.
  9. Openings
    What to Eat at TxikitoA look at the menu of Alex Raij’s Basque spot, which opened last night.
  10. Openings
    First Look: Tribeca’s Kaffe 1668Check out lower Manhattan’s new Swedish coffeehouse.
  11. Noooooo!!
    Pour One OutZima goes to the great middle-school basement party in the sky.
  12. Openings
    Stitch Owners Open Houndstooth Pub, Snow Patrol Lends Rock CredThe Spotted Pig it ain’t, but hey, it’s a new burger-and-beer option in the garment district.
  13. Sandwich of the Week
    Ryan Skeen Unveils Flap-Meat Burger at Irving MillSomehow the man who rose to burger stardom at Resto creates one that’s richer and fattier than his previous efforts.
  14. Openings
    A First Look at BEast, the Latest ‘Secret’ Lounge, Opening ThursdayIt’s not just the buzzer entry that makes this basement boîte, from an owner of Santos’ Party House, a promising development.
  15. New York Wine & Food Festival
    Best of the Fest: More From the New York City Wine & Food FestivalFrom chef chats to panel-discussion recaps to, well, a rather frank assessment of Bobby Flay’s dancing skills. Yes folks, it was a VERY special time.
  16. Bruni's World
    Bruni at Double CrownThe ‘Times’ critic was spotted there last night, sending the kitchen into overdrive.
  17. Chefs Gone Wild
    ‘Todd English Is 48 and Single’?Batali may be the model-charmer, but producers want Todd English for a dating reality show.
  18. NewsFeed
    The Waverly Inn’s Mural Explained in 56 PagesA new book tells you who’s who.
  19. NewsFeed
    Ssäm Bar to Add Dessert Kitchen When It Reopens Next MonthA real dessert program at last.
  20. NewsFeed
    Have Models Turned Rose Bar into the World’s Fanciest High SchoolAccording to one blogger, a turf war has erupted.
  21. NewsFeed
    Roland Henin to Coach Team USA in Bocuse d’OrThere’s no MSG in team.
  22. Foodievents
    Colin Alevras to Cook the Tasting Room’s Last SupperTaste a eulogy in food.
  23. NewsFeed
    Is Waverly Inn’s Back Entrance for the VIP or the VIPuh-Lease?Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine’s limo driver decided to mess with photographers by driving from one entrance to another. And Bret Michaels may have actually used door number two.
  24. Back of the House
    Adam Platt Sees Justice Served on ‘Top Chef’In one of the best ‘Top Chef’ episodes in recent memory, justice was served, and we and Adam Platt were very happy about it.
  25. NewsFeed
    Bradford Thompson Near the Top of the Lever House ListScottsdale chef Bradford Thompson has emerged as one of the leading candidates for the Lever House job.
  26. Mediavore
    John McCain Likes Pepperoni Slices; Hung’s First PassoverJohn McCain enjoys a slice in Brooklyn, chef Hung Huynh learns a thing or two about matzo, and junk fish get its day in the sun.
  27. NewsFeed
    Two Spanish Chefs Drop Into Mercat for a WeekChefs from El Bulli and Can Fabes will cook at Mercat.
  28. NewsFeed
    Would You Like a Surveillance Camera With That?Cameras are watching you eat in several city restaurants.
  29. NewsFeed
    April Fools’ Day Infects the BlogosphereWe call out our favorite April Fools’ Day jokes, and a Slate article defending Gordon Ramsay that wasn’t a joke.
  30. NewsFeed
    New Country Chef to Implement Haute Barnyard Makeover“We’ve changed everything,” says Willis Loughhead, the new chef at Country.
  31. NewsFeed
    Thomas Keller Considers Own LegacyThomas Keller got high-minded on ‘Charlie Rose’ this week.
  32. VideoFeed
    The Original Sturgeon Queens Look Back on the LESThe Jews of New York, the PBS documentary we wrote about last week, was on the other day (it will air again Thursday at 9 p.m. on Channel 13) and it was as good as we had hoped. One highlight, included here for your viewing pleasure, is an extended interview with Anne Russ Federman and Hattie Russ Gold, the two surviving daughters from Russ & Daughters, talking about the Lower East Side back in the day. Keep an eye out for an image of Katz’s in its original incarnation! The Jews of New York [WNET] Earlier: Russ & Daughters Immortalized on PBS Video: Russ & Daughters Excerpt From PBS’s The Jews of New York
  33. NewsFeed
    Rachael Ray Brushes Off Her Starbucks Scandal As ‘Ridiculous’ The blowback from last week’s item about Rachael Ray, in which the Food Network star was reputed to have demanded Starbucks rather than her own officially endorsed Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, has apparently reached Ray. OK! magazine sent a reporter to a Friday taping of The Rachael Ray Show to ask the inexplicably omnipresent food personality about the rumor and its possible damage to her relationship with Dunkin’ Donuts. The wholly predictable response? “It’s ridiculous. It’s absolutely ridiculous.” We agree, Rache! But you didn’t say whether it was true! OK! Exclusive: Rachael Ray Denies Starbucks Rumor [OK!] Related: Rachael Ray Doesn’t Like Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee Any More Than We Do
  34. NewsFeed
    Kerry Heffernan’s South Gate Slated for February OpeningWhatever happened to 154 South Gate, the restaurant helmed by Eleven Madison Park’s Kerry Heffernan that will fill the void left by Alain Ducasse’s old eatery in the Essex House? Turns out it’s going to be called just South Gate and will go into the space that was formerly Café Botanica. The latest from maître d’ Marc Mover is that it will start taking reservations around January 15, will start serving friends and family the week after that, and will open to the public on the first week of February. (Ducasse’s new venture, Adour, is scheduled to open January 28.) Unsurprisingly, Mover describes the menu as “greenmarket — fresh produce, local farmers, American style with a little bit of French influence or infusion.” And so the Haute Barnyard tear continues… Earlier: Decent Tables Still Available for Ducasse’s Opening Night
  35. NewsFeed
    Carroll Gardens May Get a Swank New Cocktail Lounge — Pending CB ApprovalDoes Alan Harding, the king of Carroll Gardens, have a new project up his sleeve? We hear talk of an “upscale cocktail lounge” on Hoyt Street near Union Street’s Black Mountain Wine House. A neighborhood foodie tells us that this new venture depends on the community board, which will vote on the liquor license tonight. Sure enough, right there on CB6’s land-use committee agenda tonight is “Discussion and formulation of recommendation on an on-premises liquor license application submitted to the State Liquor Authority on behalf of 415 Union Street Inc. at 303 Hoyt Street (Block 430, Lot 78) between Union/Sackett Streets.” Will Brooklyn Social or another neighborhood competitor try to protest? Find out tonight.
  36. Neighborhood Watch
    Charcuterie Continues to Wow on the UWS; Beer, Cheese, and Chocolate Go TogetherChelsea: Cain’s Website is already “pimping” a London opening. [Down by the Hipster] East Village: Jimmy’s No. 43 is hosting a cheese, beer, and chocolate pairing on January 22. Luckily, cheese before beer, you’re in the clear. [Gridskipper] Danal on 10th Street has given up the ghost. [Zagat] Hell’s Kitchen: Tasting World is hosting its first Wine Essentials course of 2008 on January 17. [Tasting World] Midwood: The Amateur Gourmet’s “Best Place I Should’ve Been To Already and Where I Should’ve Already Gone Back To” for 2007: Di Fara Pizza. There are surely too many out there who can relate. Upper West Side: Ed Levine is as wowed by Sylvain Gasdon’s charcuterie at Bar Boulud as we were. [Ed Levine’s New York Eats via Eater] West Village: David Page and Barbara Shinn have left Home to focus on their North Fork winery and have taken the wine-sensitive heart of the restaurant with them. [Eater]
  37. NewsFeed
    Shake Shocker: No Lunch Line on Opening Day It seems that even on the Shake Shack’s first day of winter operation, not many have decided to risk frostbite by ordering a Concrete. (Danny: Better put disclaimers on those cups, fast.) From noon till 1:30 p.m., we didn’t see more than a couple of people in line at a time when we periodically checked in with the Shake Cam. So, yes, a measure of sanity sometimes prevails in matters Shack — which’ll make it easy for us to snag a frozen custard on our way to buy a winter jacket and some hats and gloves at H&M.
  38. NewsFeed
    PDT’s Winter Menu Blows Our Minds, GI Tracts PDT’s winter cocktail menu debuted last night, and we are still hung-over. Mixologist Jim Meehan consulted his peers for the menu, which includes contributions from Pegu’s Audrey Sanders, Tailor’s Eben Freeman, “International cocktail maven” Charlotte Voisey, and others. There’s even a nod to Adam Platt in the description of PDT bartender Don Lee’s Benton’s Old Fashioned, a combo of bacon-infused bourbon, maple syrup, and angostura bitters: “the crossroad of Haute Barnyard and Barroom.” (If this keeps up, we’re going to have to add Haute Barnyard to the banished-words list soon.)
  39. NewsFeed
    Spotted Pig’s Ken Friedman Likes Your Sexy Stank We can only imagine why Times writer Anna Jane Grossman rang Ken Friedman when she was looking for a quote about why folks forgo deodorant, but, boy, was he forthcoming about his use of what we call “meodorant”: For those who managed to avoid underarm products, the idea of using them is anathema. “I never use deodorant,” said Ken Friedman, an owner of the Spotted Pig, a restaurant in the West Village. “I like girls who don’t use anything. They sort of smell like sex.” Are you listening, Beyoncé? Cast Aside Underarm Protection, If You Dare [NYT]
  40. NewsFeed
    Center Cut to Serve Just That; Maxim Just What Meatpacking DeservesSo why is Jeffrey Chodorow’s new Lincoln Center meatery to be called Center Cut? Because it will be devoted to the center cuts of meat! There will be center-cut steaks, center-cut pork chops, center-cut venison, and so forth, says the chef’s rep Karine Bakhoum. We are flabbergasted. Such a proposition sounds insanely expensive and is also silly, since the first two ribs off the shoulder (ribs 1 and 2 in the trade) are by far the best ones, with the biggest portion of the spinalis dorsi muscle, also known as the “lip” or “deckle.”
  41. Mediavore
    Shake Shack Reopens Today; Fabio Trabocchi’s Last MealSweet glory, Shake Shack reopens today at 11:30! You can call ahead to place your order, but you won’t be enjoying the new heaters until next week. [Eater] The British agree: Adam Platt’s term “haute barnyard” defines the prevailing dining trend. [Guardian] Related: The Haute Barnyard Hall of Fame The manager of Sarabeth’s on Central Park South caught a 50-year-old thief taking $27 from her pocketbook over the weekend. [NYP]
  42. NewsFeed
    Calling All Web-Surfing Gourmands: Opinionated About Dining Now in the Book We always wondered why Zagat has a monopoly on restaurant surveys. The same thought seems to have occurred to Steve Plotnicki, the man behind the blog Opinionated About Dining. Don’t be fooled by OAD’s resemblance to the rest of the blogger-with-a-digital-camera food sites. It hosts a very big and very vigorous private forum, whose members will be the backbone of a new book on the top 100 restaurants in America and Europe this March. The OAD members are deep-pocketed diners who eat all over the city, so the book’s core of opinions will be strong.
  43. Neighborhood Watch
    Dona Back and Cheaper Than Ever; Bowery Boys Spend Millions on West VillageBensonhurst: L&B Spumoni Gardens wants to cater your Christmas pizza dinner. [Lost City] Dumbo: A liquor store is going in at 102 Jay Street next to Bridge Apothecary. [The Real Deal via Dumbo NYC] Meatpacking District: Pizza Bar has closed just as Pop Burger rises. [Eater] Midtown East: Dona returns at 206 East 58th Street … and it will be cheaper! [Restaurant Girl] West Village: Eric Goode and Sean MacPherson have reportedly purchased the Riverview Hotel for $33 million. [Hotel Chatter via Down by the Hipster]
  44. NewsFeed
    Zak Pelaccio’s Chop Suey to Open Next MonthZak Pelaccio has somehow found time to plan a new restaurant, in between taking over Borough Food and Drink from Jeffrey Chodorow, opening a new Fatty Crab uptown, and perfecting a haute Malaysian restaurant in London. Look for a big new Korean-themed restaurant in the Renaissance called Chop Suey to open (says Pelaccio with optimism) in late January. Last summer, the bearded wonder took a trip to Korea, where he fell in love with the marinated beef belly and other meaty delights he plans to implement in his new menu as consulting chef. At this pace, we predict Ditmas Park and Inwood will be only Pelaccio-free neighborhoods in New York. But if they’re lucky, they’ll get restaurants too. Related: Zak Pelaccio Taking Over Borough Food and Drink From Jeffrey Chodorow
  45. The Orange Line
    Riding the V Line: The Life Aquatic at Ping’sWe’re riding the B and V from Coney Island all the way to Forest Hills, jumping off frequently to rave about our favorite restaurants along the way. This far along the V, you can tempt death crossing Queens Boulevard, wander for blocks alone on the sidewalk, and pop into several houseware stores and travel agencies. Or you could go to Ping’s, a citadel of classic Cantonese food that makes even doubters delight and shout, “This is why I love Queens!”
  46. NewsFeed
    Tamsin Lonsdale Hanging With Jigga Hov? Not So MuchThe Observer today follows up on an earlier story in which Tamsin Lonsdale bragged that her Supper Club got to dance with Jay-Z and Beyoncé. Turns out, according to the Transom’s source, that Lonsdale was hoisted by Beyoncé’s bodyguard as she protested, “Do you know who I am?” The Supper Club’s spokesman insists Londsdale said no such thing and wasn’t manhandled, but still — we’re beginning to see why the snake-eating dinner club stuck to a place that was just a little bit more under the radar. Spotted Pig Oinks At Supper Club Founder’s Tale of Hangin’ With Jay-Z [NYO] Earlier: Misled Socialites Outraged by Tamsin Lonsdale’s Supper Club
  47. The Other Critics
    Allen & Delancey Gets Its Two-Star Due; Irving Mill Continues to UninspireIn spite of lousy desserts and a misstep in the fish department there, Frank Bruni couldn’t avoid giving Allen and Delancey’s complex, accomplished food two stars. [NYT] Alan Richman, no pushover, was also very impressed by Allen & Delancey, though he noted that the chef’s strength clearly lies in the realm of turf, rather than surf. Still, the respect is there: “The visceral satisfaction is high. He piles on flavors, and he does so with assurance.” [Bloomberg] Irving Mill: tired concept, spotty execution. Restaurant Girl joins the chorus. [NYDN]
  48. Mediavore
    Win a Date With Thomas Keller; Year-end Lists AboundMix up your holiday charitable giving by entering a raffle for a coffee date with Per Se’s Thomas Keller or Ferran Adrià of Spain’s El Bulli. [NYT] Related: Ferran Adrià, Molecular Gastronomist—Who, Me? [NYM] On his No Reservations holiday special, Anthony Bourdain spoke with a veterinarian who explained that foie gras production is not the demonic act it has been portrayed as by animal-rights groups, so eat up! [Eat for Victory/VV] If Amy Sacco didn’t convince you of the growing synergy between restaurants and real estate, consider that Centovini has just struck a deal with luxe condo Soho Mews that offers not only delivery to the building but also the option to have executive chef Patti Jackson provide in-home cooking. [NYP]
  49. House Mix
    Pour One Out for Phil Lynott at Le LupanarIf you’re going to open a restaurant in the Lower Eastpacking District, it better ROCK. When we called Le Lupanar on Saturday, the hostess told us to expect French house music (“we’re still experimenting”), but when we arrived, we got a familiar mix closer to what you’d expect at Fat Baby up the block. Not that we’re complaining — we like TV on the Radio just fine, and the two beers the BYOB restaurant provided made us forgive the Thin Lizzy.
  50. NewsFeed
    1 Oak + 1 Model = 2 Much Fun!We’ve just gotten our hands on this invite from 1 Model Management for their holiday party at the one and only 1 Oak. Looks like the “restaurant/lounge,” as it’s billed on the invite, will indeed be up and running as soon as next Friday, despite all the storm and stress, and what better way for the beleaguered owners to celebrate than with models and bottles? Space is extremely limited, so Emilio Barletta, the guy who thinks he owns the place, probably won’t be getting in that night. Related: 1 Oak Embargo Is Lifted, Golden Restroom Faucets Are Promised
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