1. Bookshelf
    Modernist Cuisine Hits a DelayNathan Myhrvold’s 2,400-page cookbook will publish in March, not December.
  2. Lists
    Epicurious’s Top Restaurant of 2010 Hasn’t Even Opened YetGrant Achatz’s still-unopened spot Next is anointed this year’s best restaurant, even though it might not open until 2011.
  3. Helpful Tools
    FoodPickle Is Ready to Answer All Your Kitchen QuestionsFood52’s newest tool takes the gastronomic hive mind to Twitter.
  4. Thought Pieces
    If You Talk About Your Dumplings, the Dumplings Are RuinedHas food fetishization gotten out of hand?
  5. The Other Critics
    Sifton Runs Hot and Cold on Nuela; Cuozzo and Greene Visit Jean GeorgesPlus: authentic Yemeni cuisine in Bay Ridge, and another take on Eataly.
  6. Video Feed
    Slate’s Pop-Tarts BLT Doesn’t Actually Look So TerribleThe General Tso’s Pop-Tart, on the other hand, is kind of an abomination.
  7. Fashion
    Make Your Own Gaga-Style Meat Dress for Just $100Just don’t try to eat it afterward.
  8. Quote of the Day
    Vive la DifférenceRoger Ebert explains the difference between men and women in the kitchen.
  9. In the Magazine
    Platt’s Tribeca Adventure; Nolita’s Immobile Taco TruckPlus: Hill Country Chicken opens, and Cesare Casella’s bell-pepper recipe.
  10. Quote of the Day
    Please Feed the ModelsDaniel Boulud wants to see models sipping Mâcon at Bar Boulud.
  11. Openings
    First Look at the Still-Unnamed Bar in the Cellar of Andaz Fifth AvenueWhile the spot isn’t technically open, the heat-seeking Fashion Week crowds have already declared it one of the places to be.
  12. Pizza Pizza
    Lucali Looks Manhattan-wardPlus: Giuseppina’s is “99 percent done” and will open in two weeks.
  13. Foodievents
    Pig Out at ’inoteca’s Restaurant-Hopping Whole-Hog SeriesA series of whole-hog dinners inspired by Italian regions hops from ‘inoteca to Corsino to ‘inoteca e liquori bar.
  14. Trends
    Rouge Tomate Capitulates to Small Plates for the Sake of ‘NutritionalOut with the appetizer-entrée-dessert, in with the shareable flatbreads and terrines.
  15. The Grub Street Diet
    Fashion Designer Jill Stuart Eats Hamburger Cake, Invites Her Favorite Chef to“I don’t like watery coffee. Skim milk ruins it. If I’m really treating myself, I’ll take heavy cream.”
  16. Foodienomics
    The High Cost of Low PricesIf restaurants start to hire in accordance with immigration and labor laws, prices are going to go up for everyone.
  17. Foodievents
    Laiskonis, Iuzzini Get Behind the Stove at AldeaThe latest Aldea guest-chef dinner features pastry chefs cooking savory.
  18. Changeovers
    Fall Into Park AvenuePark Avenue Summer transitions into Park Avenue Autumn.
  19. Openings
    Looking at Lincoln’s Menu: Bistecca Fiorentina and Rainbow CookiesJonathan Benno starts to put final touches on his menu.
  20. The Other Critics
    Sifton Leaves Fornino Park Slope to the Locals; Cuozzo, Cheshes Split on NuelaPlus: Sietsema finds disappointing Chinese in Flushing, and Gael Greene at Eataly.
  21. Quote of the Day
    Punk-Rock PizzaMarky is the toppings.
  22. In the Magazine
    Real Panini at Salumè; Olio’s Pizza-Calzone HybridPlus: cantaloupe sorbet, and a Queens restaurant in the former home of Rudolph Valentino.
  23. Chef Shuffle
    Amanda Freitag Out at the Harrison; Jimmy Bradley Back InJimmy Bradley’s glad to return to the kitchen, but where will Amanda Freitag land?
  24. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Piss-Whiskey, Hairy Bagels, and Waffle House HijinxPlus: a suspicious-looking grocery thank-you note, and a brother and sister rob a Popeye’s with a golf club, in our weekly roundup of weird restaurant news.
  25. The Grub Street Diet
    Jeffrey Steingarten Cooks Goat Sous-Vide, Disdains Brooklyn Boosterism“It was a day, like all days, of peaches, cantaloupe, watermelon, and bread with tomatoes, but when it came time for the meat course, it was the day of the goat.”
  26. The Grub Street Diet
    Jeffrey Steingarten on Eataly: ‘They’re Going to Have to Be on theAt a place like this, all the people have to be at the top of their game all the time. I just imagine that would be very, very difficult.
  27. Top Chef
    The Top Chef: All Stars Crew Filmed at Fairway This MorningAnd what’s the deal with Kevin Gillespie?
  28. Beef
    V-Nam Cafe Pulls a Henry’s, Allegedly Rips Off Baoguette MenuThe bánh mì wars continue, with a new set of ripoff menus.
  29. The Great Outdoors
    Take Your Meatballs OutsideMeatball Shop’s twelve-seat patio means less of a wait for a seat.
  30. Top Chef
    Will Top Chef Season 8 Be Top Chef: All-Stars? (Updated WithSightings of past-season stars like Angelo Sosa and Spike Mendelsohn point to yes.
  31. The Other Critics
    Sifton Marvels at Il Matto; Greene, Jones Exult in VandaagPlus: Sietsema on Testaccio and the New Yorker takes on Má Pêche.
  32. Foodievents
    Fall’s Packed Tasting Calendar Includes Brooklyn, Locavorism, and ChinaBrooklyn’s best at the Bell House, celebrations of locavorism at the South Street Seaport and Gansevoort Plaza, and a Chinese cook-off in Times Square.
  33. Other Magazines
    Zombie Gourmet Rises With Special-Edition SeriesThe first, Gourmet Quick Kitchen, features speedy recipes from the magazine’s archives.
  34. Bookshelf
    Eat Tweet Advocates Cooking Without ParsleyCan a cookbook comprised of Twitter-length recipes work?
  35. Temporary Closings
    Veritas Unceremoniously Fires Entire StaffA sign in the window promises a “new and exciting” Veritas come fall.
  36. Awards
    Michael Pollan Honored by Yoko Ono for ‘Contributions to WorldAt an Icelandic ceremony involving an illuminated John Lennon memorial, no less.
  37. The James Weird Awards
    The James Weird Awards: Lobster Theft, Bananaphobia, and Cannibal CuisinePlus: insulting song dedications, French-onion soup with a side of birth control, and a fake-gun-toting restaurant robber, all in this week’s roundup of weird restaurant news.
  38. The New York Diet
    Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski Gets Her Coffee First“It’s kind of a running joke — when they first start on the job, they’re told that the worst offense they can commit on the set is not to give me my coffee first, and not to get the order right.”
  39. Fast Food
    McDonald’s Hamburgers: Almost Entirely IndestructibleWhat happens when you leave a Happy Meal out for 137 days? And for that matter, what happens when you dunk a cheeseburger in a vat of hydrochloric acid?
  40. What to Eat
    Xiao Ye Goes ‘ABC Diner’ With Cheetos Fried ChickenAlso on the Fall twisted-comfort-food menu: a grilled-cheese sandwich with mozarella and gochujang, a fried-tofu-and-honey-ham-hock toasted mantou sandwich, and Scotch Bonnet Sloppy Joes.
  41. The Other Critics
    Sifton Slams Plein Sud; Richman Pans Shake ShackPlus: Sietsema goes on a wine-bar tour, and Gael Greene checks out Xiao Ye.
  42. In the Magazine
    Fall Preview: What’s on Deck From Andrew Carmellini, Michael White, MarioA look ahead at what’s on the table for fall.
  43. The New York Diet
    Chef Marc Murphy Enjoys the Days of Summer and Keeps His Kitchen Clean“I only drink Lipton tea and I don’t drink coffee. If you drink coffee you become an adult, and I don’t want to.”
  44. Bookshelf
    The Chicago Chef’s Table Puts the Whole City Under One CoverA new cookbook will feature recipes from over fifty top Chicago chefs.
  45. Bookshelf
    At Last, Fire Island Gets Its Own CookbookThe ‘Fire Island Cookbook’ will be “a treasure trove of recipes and dinner party menus influenced by the summer enclave of Fire Island.”
  46. Chef Shuffle
    Dave Beran and Craig Schoettler Officially In at Next and AviaryThe former Alinea chef de cuisine and chef de tournant, respectively, get their own restaurants.
  47. Chef Shuffle
    Todd Stein Leaves Cibo Matto for the FlorentineThe Florentine will be the first Chicago outpost from the BLT Restaurant Group, a “modern Italian restaurant in the vein of Cibo Matto.”
  48. Lists
    Steve Cuozzo Hates Pretty Much Every Restaurant That Opened This YearMá Pêche failed to thrill, Faustina is an egg, Pulino’s is more famous for its bad publicity than its food.
  49. The Other Critics
    Sifton Enjoys Toloache; Cheshes Plays a Pizza DoubleheaderPlus: Gael Greene at 10 Downing, and Robert Sietsema checks out Hong Kong–style cuisine.
  50. Video Feed
    Danny Meyer Thinks Shake Shack Holds Its Own Against Five GuysIn fact, he thinks they can coexist quite happily.
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