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  1. Openings
    Midnight Muffulettas: Big Daddy’s UWS, Huey’s 24/7 Diner in MidtownA New York City diner moves uptown, while a New Orleans chain comes to midtown.
  2. Mediavore
    Big Easy Seafood Untarnished by Oil Slick; Gwyneth Paltrow Might Have Been aNew Orleans manages a fresh catch despite ocean disaster and a famous actress thinks she could have been a restaurateur.
  3. Mediavore
    Sales Up for Chicago Restaurants; New Orleans Food Is Still SafePlus: High-fructose corn syrup has an unhealthy stigma, bread baking finds home followers, tequila takes its place behind the high end bar.
  4. Mediavore
    Ramsay Runs Out of Steam in London Marathon; Vietnamese Cajun SpreadsTelevision’s angriest chef exits at mile 20, while New Orleans’ cuisine gets a new spin from non-natives.
  5. Mediavore
    A New Food Truck Starts Up; Order from Your iPadPlus: Gordan Ramsey doesn’t finish the race and chefs get a head start with hotel restaurants.
  6. Mediavore
    Escaping the Lunch Rut; the Lure of Hotel RestaurantsPlus: Gordon Ramsey runs the London Marathon, and Employees Only makes a deal with FreshDirect, all in our morning news roundup.
  7. Mediavore
    Plainclothes Police Make Arrest at Prezza; Vietnamese/Cajun Fusion on the RisePlus: iPads come to eateries, and New Orleans’ restaurant scene grows, all in our morning news roundup.
  8. Mediavore
    McCafe Frappe Arrives in Philly; Vietnamese/Cajun Cuisine on the RisePlus: iPads hit eateries, and New Orleans’ restaurant scene grows, all in our morning news roundup.
  9. Openings
    Speakeasy-‘Speakloudly’ Planned for Avenue BA Mardi Gras–themed bar on top, and a bourbon bar on bottom.
  10. Fat Tuesday
    Mardi Gras Reaches Rush StreetNew Orleans drink specials and masked bead throwers will come to Culver.
  11. Foodievents
    Cocktail Dens Gone Wild: Fort Defiance Becomes a New Orleans Sports BarFrozen hurricanes all around!
  12. Mediavore
    Rachel Ray Goes Royal for Mardi Gras; South Bay Thieves Target Top-Shelf LiquorA celeb chef nabs a hot seat in New Orleans and booze-boosting crooks show exquisite taste.
  13. Menus
    Bloody Bill’s Pops-Up Next Week in WeHoChef William Annesley will open Bloody Bill’s for a month’s run at Libertine.
  14. Mediavore
    Marcel Vigneron Caters Mark Liddell Launch; Mr. T Loves Junior’s DeliWe get a peek at the food of a Top Chef runner-up, while Mr. T’s eating habits buck deli stereotypes.
  15. Foodievents
    Where to Eat at Taste of Soul, Tomorrow on CrenshawWhat to eat at The Taste of Soul Festival on Crenshaw tomorrow.
  16. Mediavore
    Fish Found with Mercury Across Nation’s Streams; Prosciutto Could Be Posted asFish tested across the nation have mercury-contamination, while Italy considers wine and cured meat as a loan collateral for food producers.
  17. Slideshow
    A Closer Look at Fort DefianceRebelling against the cocktail trend by serving its drinks on the rocks.
  18. Openings
    Nawlins Invasion: Lucy Browne’s Opens, Two Boots Serves Beignet Ice CreamSteak Frites has undergone its transformation into a “wholesome American eatery.” Here’s what’s on the menu.
  19. Spot Check
    Mardi GrabassLast night, some restaurants were packed, while others … not so much.
  20. Closings
    No Mo NoNO Kitchen?The city loses a rare Cajun eatery.
  21. Slideshow
    Can D.B.A. Williamsburg End the City’s Muffuletta Curse?The beer bar introduces a food menu next week. Plus, eggnog after Christmas?
  22. Ask a Waiter
    Chana Levi of Mara’s Homemade Celebrates Fat Tuesday With Live CrawfishIt’s late in the day on Fat Tuesday, and our mind has turned to sweet, sweet hurricanes. As soon as we’ve observed our Super Tuesday duties, we might just head over to Mara’s Homemade, where we’ll try to pack into the tiny restaurant run by Mara Levi and her husband, David. While their son mans the kitchen, their daughter, Chana, works the floor. During Mardi Gras, it can get pretty crazy, Chana tells us. “People are dancing, and you think, How can they dance when there’s no room to walk? Somehow, they find a way.” We asked her what else to expect and to explain crawfish cheesecake to us.
  23. Mediavore
    David Lee Roth Is a Shitty Tipper; Alan Richman Out at BloombergThe Shitty Tipper Database on bitterwaitress.com keeps track of people like David Lee Roth, who recently left a $20 tip for a $200 lunch. [NYP] Alan Richman is out as Bloomberg’s food critic. [Eater] The bhut jolokia chile pepper is 200 times hotter than a jalapeño and could potentially be used in pepper sprays, but people like eating it and U.S. sales are projected to increase 500 percent this year. [WSJ]
  24. NewsFeed
    New Orleans Chef to Creolize Mas for a Night Displaced New Orleaners and their culinary sympathizers have a treat in store for them Sunday night when Galen Zamarra does a New Orleans dinner at Mas with haute Creole chef Bob Iacovone of New Orleans’ Cuvée. Iacovone is one of the leading lights of modern New Orleans cookery, and the menu represents some of his takes on classic New Orleans dishes such as a blue-crab Napoleon, a crawfish bisque with vanilla crème brûlée, and a lacquered duck in pastry. Some of what Zamarra considers his most representative dishes from Mas are offered on the menu as alternates, but then of course, Bob Iacovone is only in town cooking for one day, and having eaten at Cuvée, we can testify that he’s innovative without violating the spirit of the city’s traditional cookery. The menu is $79; call the restaurant to make reservations.
  25. Back of the House
    Why Is Alan Richman So in Love With Brooklyn? Given that Alan Richman has become a kind of professional debunker, the Amazing Randi of the food world, it was with some relief that we read his critical overview of Brooklyn in the new issue of GQ. The verdict: Brooklyn rules! Gramercy Tavern, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and the cities of Las Vegas and New Orleans, all victims of his scorn over the last few years, must be fuming.
  26. What to Eat Tonight
    The Skinny on Fat Tuesday: The DrinksAfter you’ve loosened the Fat Tuesday feed bag, it’s time for bands, beads, and of course, booze. Though New Orleans’ favorite fruity rum concoction, the Hurricane, won’t be served in go-cups in these parts, plenty of local establishments are providing incentives to drink on-site.
  27. Back of the House
    Living Large at a Big Apple Big Easy PartyThe crowd at last night’s “The New Orleans Table: Return and Recollect” at 5 Ninth had their hands full — literally. The restaurant, which is spread out over three floors of an ancient townhouse, was packed to the rafters with food players and New Orleans culture heroes.
  28. NewsFeed
    Free Food at 5 Ninth! Drop what you’re doing, run to the phone, and reserve a spot at the Southern Foodways Alliance’s “The New Orleans Table: Return and Recollect” Friday-night event at 5 Ninth. A New Orleans culinary supergroup will bless the party with some of their signature dishes, including Anthony Uglesich’s famous BBQ oysters and Leah Chase’s gumbo z’herbs (green gumbo). The cocktails will include Colonial-era Sazeracs and Ramos gin fizzes made just the way Huey Long specified (a tape loop will show rediscovered footage of “The Kingfish” giving a mixology lesson). Gumbo man Lionel Key Jr. will pound sassafras leaves in an immense mortar and pestle made from a 150-pound cyprus tree, and N.O. chef John Besh will collaborate with our own Zak Pelaccio on a New Orleans–tribute menu. Call 212-679-660, extension 201, for reservations. And, oh, did we mention that it’s free? (Other than in the headline?)