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Kenney Comes Back

The raw-food pioneer has opened a second location of his organic deli.

By Daniel Maurer

Brooklyn Heights About to Get a Candlelit Pizzeria

Brooklyn Heights: Oven, an “all candlelit, 150-label-wine-list pizza joint,” will soon open. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Flatiron: Hill Country barbecue does a preview, and Jason Perlow is there to document it in high-res detail. [Off the Broiler] Flushing: A Fan Ti is doing amazing things with lamb. [Gothamist] Long Island City: Water Taxi Beach to throw a “vegan extravaganza” on Saturday. [Joey in Astoria] Lower East Side: Herring season has arrived at Russ & Daughters. [VV] Park Slope: Rose Water chef Ethan Kostbar to leave in a few weeks. [NYT]

Vegans to Make Last Stand Tomorrow

Our colleagues over at Daily Intelligencer recently got into a food fight with the vegan community. So, in the spirit of reconciliation, Grub Street offers up the following information. One of the most venerable vegan institutions, the Whole Earth Bakery and Kitchen, is fixing to go belly up on March 31. But the vegans won’t take that lying down, and a rally is scheduled tomorrow. Various East Village activist types will be present and accounted for, led by the ubiquitous Reverend Billy. We don’t know exactly what they are protesting, or to whom, but it is undoubtedly the vegan thing to do. Rally for the Whole Earth Bakery, Tompkins Square Park (near 7th St. between Ave. A and Ave. B); 212-889-0303. RSVP requested. Vegans Want to Save the World, Your Clothes [Daily Intel] We've Angered the Vegans [Daily Intel]

Casual Is the New Snooty — But Chefs Are Still Better Than You

Chefs are imperious demigods who impose endless indignities on diners, Bruni says; also admits the possibility that critics may be partially to blame. [NYT] What's life like for big-shot chefs, anyway? How much money do they make, and where does it come from? Flay, Batali, and a number of lesser beings spill the beans. [NYT] According to annonymous sources, Rachel Ray apparently had a few racially insensitive words to say about her new patron Oprah Winfrey two years ago. [TMZ]