Chef Cliques Revealed; More T-Day Dining Options

Frank Bruni tries to put the chef network together and finds that Jimmy Bradley hangs out with Joey Campanaro of little owl and Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto. David Chang opts to stick with the “WD-50 gang.” [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

Theater-district restaurants, including Barbetta and Kyotofu , are offering 15 percent off their menus this week (except on Thanksgiving) in light of the Broadway-strike breakdown. [NYC Visit via Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]
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Masa may be one of the most expensive restaurants in New York, but it’s almost chump change in the rest of the world, considering Tokyo’s Aragawa “an eight-ounce piece of Kobe steak from a sake-fed Wagyu cow” for $400. [Forbes]

If you prefer pan-seared seitan to roasted golden-skinned heritage turkey, this list will help you find vegan Thanksgiving options from a five-course dinner with wine pairings at Counter to Whole Foods’ “rather insulting ‘Vegan Dinner for One’ (because we’re losers who eat alone?).” We didn’t say it. [Super Vegan via TONY]
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Turkey Alternatives

Mas will have more seating and offer Sunday dinner service starting December 2. [Zagat]

A blogger scout checks in on Di Fara, finds the pizza as good as ever, and is “not going to tell you if Dominic was wearing gloves or a hat, or whatever the DOB mandated, because I consider the spies who pass along such info to be enemies of the people and of good pizza.” [Lost City]

Teenagers are learning their manners at Mars 2112’s “Etiquette for Earthlings” class. [NYDN]

Chef Cliques Revealed; More T-Day Dining Options