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Chopping Block Rocks! Sucks!

'Times' television critic Alessandra Stanley has seriously revised her opinion of the show.

By Ben Leventhal

Chopping Block Chopped

Three episodes, and Marco Pierre White's baby is put to bed.

By Ben Leventhal

Staying On-Message

OMG, it's Whitney Port! In the West Village! At Extra Virgin, OMG.

By Alexander Basek

Rocco’s Hips Don’t Lie

So far, the chef has survived not one, but TWO nights of ‘Dancing With the Stars.’

By Jessica Coen

Padma and Tom Robbed at Emmys!

At the Primetime Emmys, ‘Top Chef’ lost out to Jerry Bruckheimer’s ‘Amazing Race.’ Hollywood can only love its own, we guess.

By Jessica Coen

‘Top Chef’ Product-Placement Numbers Revealed

Of the cable programs featuring the most product placement, ‘Top Chef’ comes in at a respectable third place with over 9,000 instances in the first half of the year.

By Jessica Coen

The Frying Pan Still Adrift in a Sea of Red Tape

Last winter we reported that the Frying Pan had lost its lease and was moving three blocks uptown. The little party boat that could has indeed made the move to Pier 66 at 26th Street, and though at one point it was set to open June 1, a call to Angela Krevy, wife of owner Steve, reveals that lease negotiations with the Hudson River Park Trust are taking longer than expected. “You can't fight City Hall,” Krevy quipped, “And you can’t speed it up, either.” But is this more than simply a matter of red tape?