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  1. shopping
    These Burgeoning Supermarkets Are a Mirror of Immigrant New YorkOne-stop shopping for the city’s eclectic appetites.
  2. surveys
    Grocery Shopping Is Another Activity Men Think They Are Really Great At“They’re buying for right now, or maybe tonight. Anything beyond that is too long-term.”
  3. grocery wars
    How Amazon Plans to Become America’s Go-to Grocery StoreThe online retailer has been busy plotting its assault on brick-and-mortar retail.
  4. shopping
    Amazon’s New Brick-and-Mortar Grocery Store Lets You Grab and GoShopping at Amazon’s upcoming Seattle grocery store will sure look a lot like shoplifting.
  5. the strategist
    A Chef Makes the Case for an Extremely Loud Kitchen TimerIt’s performance-art loud.
  6. the strategist
    The Best Cooler Is an Indestructible CoolerEveryone in Salt Lake City is going nuts for this cooler.
  7. the strategist
    11 Healthy Snacks You Can Eat at Work (and Buy on Amazon)For the mid-morning slump, dessert after lunch, and more.
  8. the strategist
    I Found the Best Steak Knife, and Now I Love Cutting My MeatThere’s a curious delight in using something extraordinarily sharp to cut through flesh.
  9. the strategist
    The Best Pots and Pans for Every Meal, According to ChefsWhat’s the one pot or pan New York chefs can’t cook without?
  10. What’s the Best Juicer to Buy?Chefs and professional healthy types recommend the best model to buy, depending on your taste.
  11. the strategist
    The Best Wine Opener Is an Ergonomic Stainless-Steel Australian CorkscrewA sommelier’s dream.
  12. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Beer Store in New YorkFour perfect shops to hit when you need outstanding, and sometimes obscure, bottles.
  13. the strategist
    The Best Knives According to ChefsCarbon-steel slicers, poultry shears, and sashimi knives picked by the hottest names in the restaurant scene.
  14. the strategist
    12 Beautiful Mugs to Make Your Tea Taste Even BetterThe best teas taste even better out of a really great mug. 
  15. the strategist
    6 Essential Tea AccessoriesTeapots, bamboo whisks, and more. 
  16. the strategist
    The 30 Best TeasAccording to people who drink the stuff obsessively. 
  17. the strategist
    8 New York Chefs on Their Favorite Skillet Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin, Kevin Adey of Faro, and more.
  18. Sticky Fingers
    Meet the Kleptogastromaniacs, Customers Hooked on High-End-Food Theft“They definitely know what they’re looking for.”
  19. Shopping
    Preview Pecking Order and X-Marx’s Flour and Bones at Sunday’s Dose MarketPecking Order, Flour and Bones at Dose Market.
  20. Foodievents
    A Holiday Market With Booze, Pies-N-Thighs, and Candy-Cane CupcakesPlus kimchee hot pies and lobster rolls, care of the folks behind Hester Street Fair.
  21. Old Restaurant, New Clothing
    A First Look at the New Daniel: Just Boulud-iful!A slideshow of Adam D. Tihany’s makeover of Daniel.
  22. NewsFeed
    Wylie Dufresne’s Stomping Grounds Can Now Be Yours71 Clinton Street, the former home of 71 Clinton Fresh Food and one of the New York dining world’s most hallowed addresses, will be back on the market next week after a previous deal collapsed. A Craigslist ad that put the rent at $11,500 for 1,200 square feet plus basement has now been removed, presumably because Tower Brokerage is adding the option of an adjacent corner space. Tower honcho Bob Perl says the previous lessee couldn’t handle the high rent and abandoned the space a week and a half ago. “It was an unknown-name type of entity,” Perl told us, speculating that they were inexperienced first-time operators. Want to make their same mistake? Call Bob now! Retail Listings [Tower Brokerage]
  23. NewsFeed
    Think of Pera’s Picnic Baskets As Reproductive SporesPera’s plan to sell picnic baskets may seem like just another sop for Hampton-bound swells; really, it’s part of the restaurant’s master expansion strategy. Executive chef Jason Avery tells us that “Pera was never intended to be a one-shot deal; we’re looking to expand in the city, and across America.” Pera hasn’t found the right space or lease yet, but when it does, it will follow the lead of what Avery is already calling “our flagship restaurant.”
  24. Openings
    24-Hour Diner Brings Blintzes Back to Kiev SpaceLast week, after over a year of construction, the American Grill finally opened in the old Kiev space, and it will soon be operating 24/7 (it’s currently open till midnight). Will the glorified diner be able to succeed where Loside (now closed 24/7) failed? Will old-neighborhood offerings of pirogen and blintzes lure 4 a.m. drunks away from Odessa? Probably not, but ten-ounce Angus-beef burgers topped with Gruyère, proscuitto, or avocado just might, not to mention a sandwich menu that includes the ‘wich-hound’s holy grail (the hot muffuletta) and a selection of proper entrées created by consulting chef Pnina L. Peled, who previously worked with Sensa and Elmo. The owners (three Greek brothers from Queens) expect to instate their-beer and-wine license any day now, but management insists this is a family spot. You know, in case the tots are hankering for a sixteen-ounce steak after a night at Sin Sin. American Grill, 117 Second Ave., at 7th St.; 212-777-1286. American Grill menu
  25. The Underground Gourmet
    Sandwich of the Week: The No Mayo Tuna Sandwich at Henri Bendel of All Places Eating for a living takes the Underground Gourmet to all sorts of strange and mysterious places — the Upper West Side, for instance — but none more sinisterly exotic than the typical department-store café. As anyone who’s ever lunched on frozen yogurt and cantaloupe at Bloomingdale’s Forty Carrots or nibbled miniature quiche at the American Girl Cafe can attest, these shopaholic fuel stations are not the manliest places to tie on the noonday feedbag. So how the UG found himself ensconced at a petite table at Henri Bendel’s new third-floor Chocolate Bar the other day, God and Ms. UG only know.
  26. Mediavore
    Nello Buys ‘Page Six’ on the Cheap; Jody Williams Trying Not toNello’s Nello Ballan gives Richard Johnson a $1,000 gift, and fifteen “Page Six” mentions of Ballan’s restaurant later, the embattled gossip column has the devil to pay. [NYT] Jody Williams claims not to have read Frank Bruni’s review of Morandi, though she knows that people are laying odds on the date of her departure. [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine] Related: Not So Bene [NYM] Restaurant-industry lobbyists express a not-unexpected disappointment with the federal minimum-wage increase passed by Congress, finding it “entirely out of place” in a war-spending bill. [Nation’s Restaurant News]
  27. User's Guide
    Our Guide to Rooftop Bars, High and LowIt’s Memorial Day weekend, folks, which means that until Tuesday, we’re peace outtie in our leased Audi. If you’re not going to the Hamptons for the opening of Stereo by the Seashore this weekend, and you don’t feel like being cooped up at one of PDT’s pre-opening parties, allow us to suggest a rooftop bar — twenty of them, in fact, from the don’t-even-think-about-it Private Roof Club and Garden at the Gramercy Park Hotel to Mé Bar, where you can simply order pizza and crack a cheap beer in the glow of the Empire State Building. Heck, maybe we’ll stay in town after all … Bar Buzz: Rooftops Revisited
  28. Openings
    Silent H Not Deaf to New York’s Pleas for VietnameseI don’t miss anything about California except Mexican food and Vietnamese food,” says Vinh Nguyen, a onetime UCLA premed who fell into the hospitality business as a bar back at Santa Monica’s legendary Father’s Office. Since moving east three years ago, Nguyen has found New York’s Vietnamese options sorely lacking, especially when compared to the home cooking of his mother, an immigrant who left school at 9 to sell street food in Hue. The problem, as he sees it, is laundry-list menus that are too hit-or-miss, combined with “atmospheres” defined by single-white-napkin dispensers and dirty bathrooms.
  29. User's Guide
    How to Feed Your Children Near the Rock Center TreeThe lighting of the tree in Rockefeller Center, happening Wednesday at seven, is one of those traditions for tourists that we could never bring ourselves to despise. The tree rules. But if you take children with you to go see it, where are you going to eat? Here are three kid-friendly suggestions. You might want to make reservations now.
  30. Restroom Report
    London-Style Loos Are CallingWhen we heard that Gordon Ramsay’s new joint was designed by David Collins, the man behind London’s Nobu Berkeley and J Sheekey, we suspected the restrooms would be as high-flying as the 80-chef kitchen. Gord has threatened to ban anyone who photographs the food, but we chanced taking a camera into the loos.
  31. Back of the House
    Crisco Czar Lightens Up, Cuozzo Requests Bans of Everything But Trans FatEater tries every which way of getting into the Waverly Inn short of just barging to a table. [Eater] Lard czar admits eateries have “valid concerns.” [NYP] Cuozzo tells the city to ban transsexuals, not trans fats. Seriously. [NYP] Eaters turning to small, local farms; Willie Nelson presumably psyched. [NYT] Bruni ponders the meaning of “market price,” chats with Danny Meyer “for a good 10 minutes without a moment of tension.” [NYT] Blogs buzz over the City Bakery bread that need not be kneaded. [Chow] “Bordeaux guy” (and New York Magazine contributing editor) Jay McInerney, spotted at Cafe Cluny last night, likes his zins too. [NYS] On West 28th Street: Crobar to shutter? [NYP] On West 29th Street: Will the real Stereo please stand up? [NYP] * Correction, November 17, 2006: The no-knead bread is made by Jim Lahey at Sullivan Street Bakery, not City Bakery as originally stated.