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Sparks

  1. Lawsuits
    Sparks Steak House Settles ‘Male-on-Male’ Sexual Harassment SuitThe restaurant’s manager made lewd comments and groped his male waitstaff.
  2. The Other Critics
    Sifton Digs Casa Lever; Richman Rails Against SparksPlus: Gael Greene on the Breslin, and Andrea Thompson at Joseph Leonard, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  3. Mediavore
    Mackey No Longer Whole Foods Chairman; Waiters Sue SparksPlus: why New Year’s Eve dinner is so expensive, and John Mackey gives up one title, all in our morning news roundup.
  4. Mediavore
    Nello Balan Sued Over Tips; Venison Recipes From Brennan, FlayPlus: Donald Trump’s new lounge, and Kraft’s latest bid for Cadbury, all in our morning news roundup.
  5. Lawsuits
    Sparks Settles With Waiters for $3 MillionThe biggest settlement of its kind.
  6. Mediavore
    The Problem With Backyard Chickens; Soprano Stiffs Nice MatinPlus: a possible stabbing at Greenhouse, and the rise of wild game, all in our morning news roundup.
  7. Mediavore
    Calamari Attacks; Caffeinated Booze Under Fire
  8. Celebrity Settings
    Google Outs Masaharu Morimoto’s Favorite Karaoke SpotAnd Danny Meyer’s favorite hangs, too.
  9. Pour One Out
    R.I.P. SparksThe alcoholic energy drink is no longer.
  10. The In-box
    I Want to Eat in a Place Where Valentine’s Day Doesn’t Exist Dear Grub Street, Where should I go for an anti–Valentines Day dinner? My girlfriend of four years just broke up with me, and I want to eat somewhere where I won’t see any couples, or think of couples, or anything connected with couples. I want to eat out somewhere that is a million miles from Valentines Day. Signed, Cupid’s Sworn Enemy
  11. The In-box
    Eric Ripert to Feed Reader Who May Lose Sense of TasteDear Grub Street,Next weekend I’m getting surgery done on an impacted wisdom tooth which is growing very close to a central nerve. I’ve been told that if this nerve is damaged, there’s a chance I will lose a large part of feeling in my face – including a loss of my sense of taste. I’ve gone into “doomsday mode”, thinking of all the best flavors this city has to offer in an effort to get them ingrained into my gray memory. As of now I’ve got a reservation at Degustation, will be making at least three visits minimum to Ssäm Bar, and another to Sasabune. Are there maybe two or three dishes or places that should be added to this ever-growing list? Le Bernardin is in my sights of course, but understandably may be difficult to get into. Signed,Facing My Final Hour
  12. NewsFeed
    Food Writers Continue to Be Confounded by Steak Details recently put out a list of “The Best New Steak Houses in America,” and it was not inaccurate. Most of the places across the country that delight enlightened meatheads made the cut: Cut in LA, Michael Mina’s butter-crazed Stripsteak in Vegas, and Robert’s (ill-served by an unrepresentative piece of choice beef in the picture) are indeed among the best going. But writers and diners alike are too happy to be served a big steak to gauge it accurately, which makes all steakhouse features unreliable at best.
  13. Mediavore
    New York Rated Top BBQ City in the U.S.; Kobayashi Making Bookies SkittishNew York is listed as the No. 1 destination for BBQ in the U.S.(Memphis, in case you were wondering, was No. 10.) [BizJournal] World-champion competitive eater Joey Chestnut isn’t buying talk of Takeru Kobayashi being hurt: The Tsunami “could come to the Fourth of July with his jaws wired shut, and I’m sure he could still do all right; he’s that good of an eater.” [NYT] Related: Hot-Dog-Eating Champ Struck With Jaw Arthritis Determined to Gulp On The odds-makers, though, aren’t as confident about a crippled Kobayashi, and the board shows it. [McBrooklyn]
  14. Mediavore
    Worst Celebrity Tip Ever; San Gennaro All Done?If the community board’s street-events committee has its way, the San Gennaro festival may get the boot from Little Italy. [NYDN] Jeremy Piven is now banned from all Nobu restaurants for taking a table for twelve in Aspen and then tipping the waiter with an Entourage DVD. [Jewtastic] A morbid look, inspired by the DeMarco’s tragedy, at the history of restaurant shootings and their aftermaths. [NYS]