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  1. rip
    Rao’s Owner Frank Pellegrino Sr. Has DiedHe founded Rao’s Specialty Foods, worked as the restaurant’s nightly host, and acted in Goodfellas.
  2. Celebrity Settings
    George and Amal Clooney Celebrate on the Roof at Viceroy; Miley Cyrus Dines atThis week’s Celebrity Settings.
  3. News
    Buy the Home of Rao’s for $10.5 million.Buy the building and maybe you’ll get a reservation.
  4. Celebrity Settings
    Drew Barrymore Dines at Fornino; Heidi Klum Eats at Osteria MoriniThis week’s Celebrity Settings.
  5. Celebrity Settings
    Jimmy Fallon Sings at Rao’s; Björk Eats at Tavern on the GreenThis week’s Celebrity Settings.
  6. Celebrity Settings
    Hugh Jackman Dines at the Elm; Kristen Bell Parties at Stone Rose LoungePlus: Jennifer Aniston at Fred’s, and more, in this week’s roundup.
  7. Celebrity Settings
    Martha Stewart Eats at Rao’s; Lindsay Lohan Hits Up BackbarPlus: Beyoncé and Jay Z party at Greenhouse, and more, in this week’s roundup.
  8. Celebrity Settings
    Katy Perry and John Mayer Order ABC Kitchen’s Truffle Pizza; Kim and KanyePlus: The ‘Boardwalk Empire’ cast gathered at Lafayette, and more, in this week’s roundup.
  9. Tough Tables
    Penetrating Rao’s: 13 Customers Reveal How They Scored Tables“Some people go to the Harvard Club or the Yale Club or whatever. I go to Rao’s.”
  10. Red Sauce
    Rao’s Hollywood Names Nicole Grimes Executive ChefA Beard Foundation semifinalist joins the team.
  11. Video Feed
    Watch an Exclusive Clip From Hey Bartender, Which Delves Into the MindsBartenders are sustained by cigarettes and tater tots, which help make them some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.
  12. Red Sauce
    The 117-Year-Old Rao’s Is Indeed Expanding to Hollywood“We’ve had our eye on California for quite some time.”
  13. Celebrity Settings
    Daniel Craig Juices at Liquiteria; Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill Dine atPlus: Aziz Ansari at Rosewood, Lindsay Lohan at Cafeteria, and more of this week’s celebrity dining.
  14. Imports
    It Looks Like Rao’s Really Will Open a Hollywood LocationThe location veers away from the city’s tourist epicenter, but should appeal to L.A.’s more label-conscious elite.
  15. Crime Scenes
    Busted: 21 Shocking Restaurant Crime ScenesAt these restaurants, unimaginative entrees were not the only crimes.
  16. Tough Reservations
    In With the ‘In’ Crowd: A Night With the Regulars at Rao’sA night inside the only restaurant in the world where a Dean Martin song would lead into the Macarena.
  17. celebrity settings
    Anderson Cooper Has a Tense Brunch; Philip Glass Turns 75Plus: Drew Barrymore beats Coppola for a table, Zachary Quinto eats at ACME, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  18. TV Land
    Top Chef Scores Rao’s ResyNext week, the all-stars take over the Rao’s kitchen.
  19. Celebrity Settings
    A Song for Governor Paterson at Rao’s; a Dance for Danielle Staub atPlus: Anthony Mackie turns down a ‘Top Model,’ a peach martini and psychic healing for Goldie Hawn, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  20. Reservation Lines
    Eat at Rao’s, Feed the HungryHard-to-get-into Rao’s has donated a table for four to charity.
  21. Neighborhood Watch
    Central European Fast Food to Become Ubiquitous; Bake-Off in WilliamsburgPlus: The General Greene was the belle of Le Fooding ball, and Grant Achatz brags about his Rao’s resy.
  22. Mediavore
    Bar Artisanal Sued; BYOB to the Oyster BarPlus: Illicit treats from Mister Softee, and a mobster loses Rao’s privileges, all in our morning news roundup.
  23. Tough Tables
    The Five Toughest Reservations in AmericaIt’s the great debate among restaurant lovers: What’s the toughest table to score?
  24. TV Land
    Jay-Z Shows Everyone He Can Get Into Rao’sJigga’s new video gives us an eye into the red-sauce joint.
  25. Lists
    Grub Street Investigation: What Are the Best- and Worst-Selling RestaurantHow’s Tom Colicchio’s new cookbook doing, and do people really buy these things in general? We crunch the numbers.
  26. Neighborhood Watch
    East Village Pizza Spot Aspires to Match Di Fara; Foosball Lures Families toAn East Village pizza spot attempts to live up to Di Fara, a two-story funhouse for kids with good food for parents opens in Cobble Hill, and how to get in to Rao’s by the Insatiable Critic.
  27. The New York Diet
    Carmine Agnello Is a Grown-up Gotti at Rao’sThe Growing Up Gotti star eats where his grandfather John liked to eat, and he has no problem scoring a table at Rao’s.
  28. The Underground Gourmet
    Steve Schirripa Has No Problem With Little Italy, Steaks In his new cable cooking show, Steve Schirripa’s Hungry (Lifeskool network, debuting December 6), Uncle June’s faithful manservant Bobby Baccalieri tours his favorite New York Italian kitchens and takes some sauce-splattered pointers from pals like Rao’s Frank Pellegrino and Peasant’s Frank De Carlo. Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld asked the man Tony Soprano immortalized as a “calzone with legs” to expound on his favorite pastime — eating on and off the set. There are a lot of cooking shows out there these days. What distinguishes yours from the competition? This is a real guy going into a real kitchen; I think after you watch this, you’re really going to learn how to make the meatballs from Rao’s. It’s a combination of talking, comedy, and how-to. Who does the cooking at home? My wife; I eat, she cooks. Which is why I’m doing this new show. They’re teaching me how to cook. In one episode, you spotlight the Mulberry Street restaurant Il Cortile. Do you think that Little Italy gets a bad rap? I think it does. First of all, it’s a lot of fun down there. There’s a lot of tourists, but Il Cortile is as good an Italian restaurant as any in the city.
  29. Mediavore
    Restaurants Sue to Keep Calorie Info Out of Sight; Online Reservations DominateThe New York State Restaurant Association sues the city to stop having to reveal calorie information. [Nation’s Restaurant News] The days of making, and keeping, reservations off-line are over: OpenTable has come to dominate the restaurant business. [NYT] In a Times op-ed, the Zagats plead for real regional Chinese cooking to come and save us from egg foo yong. It would be a revelation, they say — “Imagine … what it would be like to discover for the first time Memphis-style barbecue, New York deli food, soul food and Creole, Tex-Mex, Southwestern, California and Hawaiian cuisines all at once.” [NYT]
  30. Mediavore
    New Hope for the Moondance DinerWell-heeled fans of the soon-to-be-closed Moondance Diner consider jacking the place up and moving it somewhere else. [NYT] Related: Well, It’s a Marvelous Night for Luxury Condos [Daily Intel] Rachael Ray seizes control of her own E! True Hollywood Story. [Buffalo News] The only difference between the Rao’s in New York and the Rao’s in Las Vegas: The latter has a terrace overlooking the Caesar’s Palace hotel pool. And you can actually eat at the Vegas location. [NYS]
  31. User's Guide
    Got $25,000? A Learjet and a Table at Mozza Await How can a Batali completist visit the chef’s new place in L.A. and get back in time to pay the babysitter? Here’s one option: Dial-A-Dinner, the concierge service that dispatches tuxedoed drivers to deliver grub from upscale eateries, runs a side business called Jet Dining. Founder David Blum says George Hamilton, Paris and Nicky Hilton, and Atlantic Records CEO Craig Kallman are among the clients who’ve requested, on as little as four hours’ notice, private jets to take them to far-flung restaurants. We dialed what Blum confusingly calls the “unlisted listed number” (212-643-1222) to find out how much it would set us back to check out some recently opened NYC-restaurant sister eateries around the country. (Blum says you can request an onboard meal from your favorite local eatery, but we discovered that you might have to settle for substitutions.)