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The River Cafe

  1. Leftovers
    Half-Off Iced Tea at Podunk; Contra Now Accepts Online ReservationsToday’s Leftovers.
  2. The Other Critics
    The Other Critics: Wells Gives 2 Stars to the River Café; Richman Reviews BarThis week’s roundup.
  3. Reopenings
    Owner of Brooklyn’s Sandy-Damaged River Café Still Plans to ReopenThe restaurant has not yet set a reopening date.
  4. Damage Report
    More Sandy Fallout: Momofuku Was Ready, Batali and Bastianich Take a Big HitAnd River Cafe might have gotten the worst of it.
  5. Beef
    Sifton to Steingarten: I’m No Brooklyn BoosterThe ‘Times’ critic says he doesn’t have a Brooklyn bias.
  6. Mediavore
    What President Obama Shouldn’t Be Eating; Laurent Tourondel Splits with BLTPie and burgers are giving the President high cholesterol and a famous chef goes his own way.
  7. Mediavore
    Harvard Kids Drinking More; Macarons Go MainstreamPlus: Obama’s cheeseburger problem, and the Chilean earthquake’s effect on wine, all in our morning news roundup.
  8. Mediavore
    UWS Loses Chinese Restaurants; Obama’s Cheeseburger ProblemPlus: the Chilean earthquake’s effect on wine, and Chuck E. Cheese’s rules of conduct, all in our morning news roundup.
  9. Mediavore
    Bidens Eat at River Café; A Garden for City HallPlus: The Bidens hit Brooklyn, and the return of Slim Jims, all in our morning news roundup.
  10. Mediavore
    River Café’s Song and Dance; Domino’s Wins Taste TestPlus: pork rinds and Sichuan buttons: so hot right now, and Budweiser’s new light beer, all in our morning news roundup.
  11. Mediavore
    Vendor Permits Could Vanish; River Café Sues ArtistPlus: high milk prices, Portugal’s suckling-pig capital, and more, in our daily news roundup.
  12. Mediavore
    The River Café Loses Ground; Car Smashes Into SbarroPlus: FoodStat reveals city’s health patterns, and new details on DBGB, all in our morning news roundup.
  13. Mediavore
    Blue Hill at Stone Barns Gets Sued; Top Chef’s Hosea and Leah onPlus: Domino’s accidental giveaway, and damaged trees at the River Café, all in our morning news roundup.
  14. Rip-offs
    Douche TaxMandatory gratuities aren’t the only thing to look out for. ATM fees, too!
  15. Mediavore
    Bulk Up for the Recession; Rachael Ray’s Suggestive VideoTainted Chinese candy shows up in Connecticut, and a woman gets saved by the staff of the River Café, from our glance at the morning headlines.
  16. Celebrity Settings
    Dave Chappelle Tiffs With the Wife at Coffee Shop, ‘Entourage’-ers This week’s juiciest bit of celeb-sighting gossip was, of course, the Post’s report that after a performer dumped a drink on Demi and Ashton, Box honcho Simon Hammerstein sent an e-mail to his partner and a GM saying, “I can’t stand those two” — apparently because they’re “so far up their own arses” and “don’t spend anything” — “and I applaud whoever spilt a drink on them.” We’re thinking Kid Rock got kinder treatment when he went to Southern Hospitality, or there would’ve been a Tommy Lee–style throwdown.
  17. User's Guide
    Where to Go for Restaurant WeekNew York Restaurant Week is coming round again next month (January 24–25 and January 28–February 1), and today the reservation lines open up. We’ve always loved the whole concept, even though at some restaurants you get a simplified menu that may not do the place justice. But what’s great about the deal ($24.07 for lunch, $35 for dinner) is the chance it gives you to try places you might not otherwise get to if you had to pay full fare. Who rolls the dice when they know they’re looking at dropping two bills at the end of the meal? But at these prices, you can afford to see where you stand on places you may only have read about. Think of it as an introductory trial offer. We would recommend the following:
  18. The In-box
    Eye Candy: Where to Eat With an Interior DecoratorDear Grub Street, My interior-decorator friend is visiting soon, and I’d like to take her to see some interesting places. We can’t really afford to eat at Per Se et al, but maybe we could get a drink at some of the super fancy places. My concern is not to sacrifice taste with décor. Where would be good places to be wowed visually and orally? Where would be good for dessert or a drink just for their interiors? Thanks!! Grace
  19. Back of the House
    Rocket Rod Dances Back Into the River Café; Nobody Likes IlanRod Stewart, banned for life at the River Café for pulling his own “rod” out, gets readmitted after a penitential jig for owner Buzzy O’Keefe. [NYDN] McDonald’s coffee “the cheapest and the best,” according to Consumer Reports. Of course, it was only going up against Burger King, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Starbucks. [NYDN] Frank Bruni also thinks Marcel got the shaft in the Top Chef finale. Does Ilan have any fans in the media at all? [NYT]
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