Tailor Open; Marcus Samuelsson in Cahoots With Starbucks

Put down your roman à clef! Tailor had its soft opening last night. [Down by the Hipster]
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Five recipes from Marcus Samuelsson’s cookbook Discovery of a Continent: Foods, Flavors and Inspirations from Africa were developed by a team from Starbucks as part of a deal that also includes the introduction of baked items and coffee blends sold under the chef’s name. [Eat for Victory/VV]

The closing of Dévi makes Frank Bruni sad, and in his elegy to the restaurant, he ponders our take on Suvir Saran’s motives. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]
Related: Debriefing Dévi: Suvir Saran’s Suspected Side Projects

Edible Brooklyn is not only a beautiful publication in Edible group — thanks to increased interest in local foods “the company is spreading like kudzu, maybe faster.” [NYT]
Related: The Brooklyn Food Mag You Should Be Reading

Masa’s $400 omakase places in fourth place in a ranking of the world’s most expensive tasting menus, but the top three are all in France. [Forbes]

Steve Cuozzo launches a diatribe against recent foodie interest in Little Italy by highlighting its deterioration: “Many a proud, Sopranos-loving Italian-American like me loathes Little Italy, the shrunken stamping ground of watery chicken cacciatore and peddlers of hideous souvenirs — like signs that read “You take-a my space, I break-a you face.” [NYP]

Two teen A&P; employees are being sued for $1 million by the supermarket chain for posting a gangsta rap video on YouTube where they “stand with bananas suggestively” in the produce section. []

Tailor Open; Marcus Samuelsson in Cahoots With Starbucks