1. booze you can use
    Champagne Tries to Fix Its ProblemsThe beleaguered bubbly industry turns to the Hamptons to regain its sparkle.
  2. reopening
    Restaurants Confront a New Pandemic Problem: Customers Who Don’t Want to Leave“People used to be busy. Now they like to hang out.”
  3. Coming Soon
    Michel Richard Delays NYC Debut to 2013, Looks for Downtown LocationBut the chef promises it’s still happening, mostly because he’d like his face on the cover of ‘New York’ Magazine.
  4. Big Spenders
    Tiger Woods Once Paid $100K for a Ming Tsai Charity DinnerGramercy Tavern’s Michael Anthony once got $35,000 for his services (for charity, of course).
  5. Foodievents
    What You Missed at the Relais & Châteaux Grand Chefs DinnerIf you couldn’t shell out $1,500 a head, you can still see our slideshow.
  6. Beef
    Did Ferran Adrià Slight Next’s El Bulli Menu?“Do not imitate Ferran Adrià,” says Ferran Adrià.
  7. Author
    Johnny Iuzzini’s Dream Pop-Up …He’s got the world at his fingertips.
  8. Naughty
    Boulud’s Hangover Cure: Le SexeThat’s one word for it.
  9. Openings
    Chelsea’s Sullivan Street Bakery Opening in JanuarySays owner Jim Lahey: “In fashion parlance, we had missed the fall season deadline.”
  10. Expansion Plans
    Scott Conant Gives NYC D.O.C.G. Rumors the BootIf anything, his next restaurant will have a formal vibe.
  11. Icons
    Joël Robuchon on How Michelin Has Changed, and the Wonders of the“You hear that in America all the food is processed, in plastic. But I found herbs I didn’t know!”
  12. Iconography
    Seven Surprising Things We Learned About Jacques Pépin This WeekendThe food icon revealed plenty of fun facts at a talk this past weekend.
  13. Openings
    Michael Chiarello Working on a Molecular Gastronomy-ish Concept for NapaWait, really? The chef says really!
  14. Food TV
    Food Network Is Sick and Tired of Top Chef, Isn’t Going to TakeThe next season of ‘Next Iron Chef’ is aimed squarely at fans of Bravo’s popular cooking-competition show.
  15. They Got Game
    MSG’s New Superstar Food Roster Unfazed by Potential NBA LockoutThey’ll be selling burgers and hot dogs no matter what.
  16. Tequila
    New Yorkers Know Their Alcohol Brands, Not Their PairingsManhattanites like … Manhattans.
  17. Moving On
    M. Wells Relocation Plans Are Starting to Take ShapeOwners Hugue Dufour and Sarah Obraitis are looking for a new space, and are in talks to pop up at P.S.1.
  18. Lists
    Which Kitchens Are Literally Among New York’s Hottest?We took to the streets, thermometer in hand, to find out.
  19. Empire Building
    Checking Out Sage, Shawn McClain’s Las Vegas VentureThe former Custom House chef sets up shop in Las Vegas.
  20. Openings
    Restaurants Set to Dazzle at Las Vegas City CenterJean-Georges Vongerichten, Michael Mina, Sirio Maccione, Julian Serrano, Masayoshi Takamara, Wolfgang Puck, Todd English take over Sin City.
  21. Pause for Thought
    Ripert, Nieporent, Pépin, and Soltner: Is French Cuisine Dead?The French Culinary Institute celebrates its 25th anniversary by posing the question.
  22. Foodievents
    Highbrow Food Art at Performa 09Dinner meets performance art in Chelsea.
  23. Empire Building
    Jose Garces Continues Flirting With New YorkIf the ‘Next Iron Chef’ favorite moves to Manhattan, it will be with his Andalusian flagship, Amada.
  24. Foodievents
    City Harvest Benefit Brings Lavish Spending But Modest DishesEric Ripert has raised $72,000 for charity by donating a buck per customer.
  25. Other Magazines
    Gourmet, Resurrected?Ruth Reichl hears talk of “TV, books, and even a yearly publication” from her former pals at Condé Nast.
  26. New York Wine and Food Festival
    Paula Deen Warms Even New York CrowdsA Southern dinner with Paula Deen draws a crowd of Jager-shooting, table-dancing fans.
  27. New York Wine and Food Festival
    Food Stars Pick Under-the-Radar RestaurantsRestaurant recommendations from Eric Ripert, Drew Nieporent, and Gail Simmons.
  28. New York Wine and Food Festival
    Ten Things Anthony Bourdain and David Chang HateThe chefs rant a lot and praise a little during a talk entitled “I Call Bullshit!”
  29. Back of the House
    Boulud Teaches French Chefs That American Food Isn’t TerribleBut that doesn’t mean the chef will sink to wearing a balloon hat.
  30. Top Chef
    Top Chef Masters Gets ‘Raw,’ Says JudgeThe chefs may be pros, but that doesn’t mean the competition is pretty.
  31. Chef Talk
    Boulud, Keller I.D. Favorite Female Chefs“It’s a shame there aren’t more of them,” Keller said.
  32. Beef
    Katie Lee Joel Ready to Defend Burger TitleThe cookbook author will bring the competition to South Beach.
  33. Walking Tour
    Calvin Trillin on His Chinatown Stand-bys, and Sarah ‘Tic-Tac-ToeHe led a lucky group on his annual tour of Chinatown and the Lower East Side yesterday.