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  1. RIP
    Remembering Hank Penza, the Man Who Gave NYC Its Most Iconic Dive Bar“He took, like, 50 years of downtown with him. He was the king of the Lower East Side.”
  2. RIP
    Famed New Orleans Chef Paul Prudhomme Has DiedThe legendary man behind K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen was 75.
  3. RIP
    Daniel Defonte, of Red Hook’s Beloved Defonte’s, Has Died“Daniel Defonte was the heartbeat of the store.”
  4. RIP
    The Inventor of the Automated Bagel Machine Has Left Behind a Mixed LegacyDaniel Thompson brought the bagels to the masses, but some say he ruined the bread.
  5. RIP
    New Orleans Legend Willie Mae Seaton Has Died at 99Named an America’s Classic by the James Beard Foundation, she was universally lauded for her fried chicken.
  6. RIP
    Subway Co-founder Fred DeLuca Has DiedHe was battling leukemia.
  7. RIP
    Esteemed Chef Gerry Hayden Has Passed AwayHe had been battling ALS for years.
  8. RIP
    Milk & Honey Founder Sasha Petraske Has Passed AwayThe bar owner, who helped spearhead New York’s cocktail renaissance, was 42.
  9. RIP
    Searchers Have Recovered the Body of Former White House Chef Walter ScheibThe 61-year-old, who cooked for presidents Clinton and George W. Bush, had been missing for more than a week.
  10. RIP
    Master Chef Roger Vergé Has Died — This Is His LegacyThe nouvelle cuisine pioneer, who was widely considered to be one of the most underrated chefs of the 20th century, was 85.
  11. Closings
    Brooklyn’s Beloved Eagle Provisions Is Officially Gone After 36 Years InThe owners sold the building to a developer.
  12. Closings
    160-Year-Old Pisacane Seafood Will Very Likely Close TomorrowThe costs of utility bills and property taxes are simply too high.
  13. RIP
    Josh Ozersky Has Passed Away [Updated]The food writer, and a founding editor of Grub Street, was 47 years old.
  14. RIP
    New Yorkers Mourn the Loss of Winnie’s“No god no please no not Winnie’s god no why is NYC so terrible I hate this f-cking town.”
  15. RIP
    Chez Josephine Owner Jean-Claude Baker Has DiedThe restaurateur committed suicide in East Hampton.
  16. RIP
    Rubirosa Proprietor AJ Pappalardo Has DiedHe was 40.
  17. Leapfrog
    ‘An Oasis of Beauty’: Gisèle Masson and the Enduring Spirit of La“My mother was so stylish that she could take a burlap bag and turn it into something.”
  18. Obits
    Mario Borgatti, the Bronx’s Pasta Patriarch, Has DiedBorgatti was born in 1917 and was just 17 when his parents opened up shop on East 187th Street in 1935.
  19. Tributes
    Check Out a Brooklyn Pizzeria’s Fantastic Robin Williams Specials“Mrs. Kraut-fire” and “Good Will HotWing” pies for all.
  20. Charlie Trotter
    Charlie Trotter’s Former Restaurant Space Will Become Culinary NonprofitThe organization will honor the chef and continue his legacy, giving back to the community.
  21. RIP
    Lucky Cheng’s Owner and Nightlife Pioneer Hayne Suthon Has DiedThe famous bar’s proprietor got her start in New York City in 1986.
  22. RIP
    Rogue Ale & Spirits Founder Jack Joyce Has DiedHe was 71.
  23. RIP
    Ice Cream Cone Legend Albert Doumar Has DiedHe was 92.
  24. RIP
    Vodka Entrepreneur Malcolm Lloyd Dies in Car CrashHe was 42.
  25. RIP
    Memorial for d.b.a. Co-founder Dennis Zentek TodayIt includes a New Orleans-style second-line parade.
  26. RIP
    New York Pizzeria Icon Carol Grimaldi Has DiedThe wife of Patsy Grimaldi was 75.
  27. Obits
    Remembering Joseph SantoSanto helmed the opulent Sign of the Dove for over 30 years.
  28. RIP
    Chicago Medical Examiner Says Charlie Trotter Died of a Stroke“Neither drugs nor alcohol contributed to his death,” the M.E. says.
  29. R.I.P.
    Charlie Trotter’s Autopsy Deemed InconclusiveOfficials found no signs of foul play.
  30. Legacies
    A Timeline of Charlie Trotter’s Influence and AchievementsThe legendary chef embraced cutting-edge ideas that other chefs wouldn’t adopt until much later
  31. RIP
    Read Rochelle Trotter’s Statement on Her Husband’s DeathThe legendary chef passed away yesterday at the age of 54.
  32. Obits
    Chefs and Restaurateurs React to News of Charlie Trotter’s Death onChefs from around the country and former cooks alike remember the celebrated chef.
  33. RIP
    Charlie Trotter Has DiedThe influential Chicago chef was just 54 years old.
  34. R.I.P.
    MasterChef Contestant Josh Marks Has DiedThe Chicago native had been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
  35. R.I.P.
    Food World Mourns Marcella Hazan’s DeathThe influential cookbook author died on Sunday at the age of 89.
  36. RIP
    Influential Spanish Cookbook Author Penelope Casas Has DiedThe writer, often credited with introducing Spanish food to America, was 70.
  37. RIP
    DuMont Owner Colin Devlin Found Dead in PennsylvaniaPolice found him in his car after suffering what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
  38. R.I.P.
    Fans Mourn James Gandolfini at Restaurant From ‘Sopranos’ FinaleThe booth where Tony Soprano sat with his family in the show’s final episode was kept empty all night.
  39. RIP
    The Creator of Gorton’s Fish Sticks Has DiedHe turned an excess of bycatch into a frozen-food empire.
  40. Closings
    Le Bec Fin Is Closing For RealHow the mighty have fallen.
  41. Crime Scenes
    Japanese Chef Killed in Germany Over Apparent Noodle DisputeGerman police are seeking two suspects who may have committed murder after refusing to pay for their meal.
  42. R.I.P.
    Robert Brown, The ‘World’s Greatest Wino,’ Dies at 73The street performer who joked that he tried to drink Napa Valley into a desert was actually sober for the last thirteen years.
  43. R.I.P.
    Gourmet Cupcakes Are Bottoming OutAt last, the market is crashing.
  44. R.I.P.
    Wienerschnitzel Founder Dies at 75John Galardi started the faux-German chain in 1961 as a stand-alone hot dog concept in Wilmington.
  45. Obits
    How Margaret Thatcher Helped Invent Soft-Serve Ice CreamOne of her lesser-known accomplishments.
  46. R.I.P.
    Publisher Peter Workman Has DiedHis books have no doubt given you some great meals.
  47. Quote of the Day
    Roger Ebert Loved Rice Cookers and Steak ’n ShakeEbert wrote that his food memories only became stronger after he was no longer able to eat.
  48. RIP
    Amazing Obituary Name-Checks Benton’s Bacon, Ina Garten, and Vienna“Harry Weathersby Stamps, ladies’ man, foodie, natty dresser, and accomplished traveler, died on Saturday, March 9, 2013.”
  49. Videofeed
    Watch El Tepeyac Regulars Pay Tribute To Burrito King Manuel Rojas“There was nobody like him. He would fire me every day,” says one long-time employee.
  50. RIP
    Tabasco Chairman and Chief Executive Paul McIlhenny Has DiedHe was 68.
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