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  1. interviews
    After 17 Years, This Chef’s Closing Her Restaurant Because It’s ‘Grow or Die’“Honestly, I don’t know how you make it as a chef; I don’t know how you make retirement on one restaurant.”
  2. closings
    Anita Lo Will Close 3-Star Annisa This Spring, After 17 YearsSadly, she says that she can’t keep up with rising costs, which include the new minimum-wage law.
  3. Grub Guides
    14 Excellent Chinese New Year Specials in New YorkScallop wontons, wild-boar congee, and more.
  4. Grub Guides
    Modern Matcha: Where to Drink (and Eat) New York’s Latest ObsessionLattes, cocktails, pastries, and more.
  5. Grub Guides
    Seeing Red (and Yellow, and Pink): 12 Great New Beet Dishes to Try Right NowAt Little Park, Tuome, Upland, and more.
  6. Grub Guides
    Bundle Up: 25 Stellar Restaurants With Openings TonightAnnisa, Gramercy Tavern, Contra, and more.
  7. The Other Critics
    The Other Critics: Wells Gives Annisa Its Third Star, Saul and China Blue GetPlus: Joshua David Stein’s kooky review for M. Wells Steakhouse, and more, in this week’s roundup.
  8. Leftovers
    Jamie Shupak Launches Cooking Series; Anita Lo’s Duck, Duck,Plus: Christie’s wine auction, and more, in today’s Leftovers.
  9. Video Feed
    Watch Brooklyn Brewery’s Garrett Oliver Talk About the Poetry of BeerJam-filled cookies, stout, and whiskey expertise are some of the things explored in the new video series.
  10. Chef Hacks
    Chef Hacks: How to Fish a Cork Out of a Wine Bottle — With a NapkinIt’s not really all that useful, but it’s still cool.
  11. Leftovers
    Tickets on Sale for 3rd Annual Tasting Brooklyn; The Living Room Will SurvivePlus: Boukiés unveils new menus, and more, in today’s leftovers.
  12. Restaurant Agenda
    Annisa Celebrates the Year of the Snake With a Six-Course Tasting MenuThink tea-smoked eel with monkfish liver and fat choy, seared foie gras with soup dumpling, and more.
  13. Leftovers
    Annisa Celebrates Female Chefs; Harding’s Launches Lunch ServicePlus, more of the alleged Masa thief, Bua welcomes a new chef, and more in today’s leftovers.
  14. Cookbook
    Everyone Wanted an Asian Cookbook From Anita Lo, Except Anita LoThe cookbook is purely Anita.
  15. Lists
    Twelve Restaurants Where You Definitely Won’t Be Bothered by Crying KidsWe called every nice place we could think of and got the definitive list of who does, and (more importantly) doesn’t, allow crying kids into their dining rooms.
  16. Neighborhood Watch
    Japanese Pop-up From an Annisa Chef; City Chicken Wants Your Help With CoopsPlus: a beer dinner at Landmarc, a lip-smackin’ Fourth of July barbecue menu in Times Square, and more, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  17. The Food Chain
    Anita Lo Praises RIA’s ‘Pristine’ Sea Scallop and Octopus With“The flavors are simple and precise.”
  18. TV Land
    Anita Lo: Iron Chef America Is a ‘Walk in the Park’“It’s just one competition and you can go home after it.”
  19. The Food Chain
    Traci Des Jardins Thinks Annisa’s Wild-Boar Belly Is ‘Amazing’“It was probably inspired by our boar-hunting trip to Mongolia last year. Or at least Anita was probably inspired to send it to me for that reason.”
  20. The Other Critics
    Sifton Enjoys Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan; Cheshes Names MillesimePlus: Ed Levine impressed by the new Fedora, Gael Greene raves about Patricia’s, and more, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  21. Interviews
    Christina Hendricks Drinks Her Scotch Neat, Whips Up Goat-Cheese PizzasThe ‘Mad Men’ star tells us about her holiday cooking plans.
  22. Party Chat
    Times Stars, Michelin Stars, and Culinary Stars at Last Night’sDrew Nieporent, for one, really hopes that Del Posto gets their lost Michelin star back.
  23. Lists
    OpenTable Ranks America’s Foodiest RestaurantsThe rankings were based on users’ responses.
  24. 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.
  25. Ladies Who Make Lunch
    Another Attempt to Answer the Female Chef QuestionAnita Lo and Joyce Goldstein discuss the difference between the New York and San Francisco scenes.
  26. Back of the House
    Anita Lo Buys Out Partner at AnnisaJennifer Scism is leaving the restaurant business and moving to Maine.
  27. The Other Critics
    Sifton, Sutton Dine With the Olds at Má Pêche; Cheshes DislikesPlus: Alan Richman at Adour Alain Ducasse, and Gael Greene at Annisa.
  28. Chef Shuffle
    Anita Lo Leaves Rickshaw BehindThe chef is concentrating exclusively on her reopened Annisa.
  29. The Other Critics
    Sifton, Cheshes Fall For Annisa; Richman Visits ‘Mediocre’ PrintPlus: Gael Greene on the Plaza Food Hall, and Williamsburg’s easily adored Commodore.
  30. In the Magazine
    Platt Returns to Annisa; Make Humm’s Berry GazpachoAlso in the magazine this week: the city’s best sandwiches, and an Alaskan salmon CSA.
  31. Reopenings
    New Rules at AnnisaAnita Lo hires a feng shui consultant.
  32. Ask Platt
    Adam Platt Bumps Into Himself at AnnisaOur esteemed critic reacts to an all-points bulletin discovered at the new Annisa.
  33. Reopenings
    First Look at Anita Lo’s Annisa, Reopening TomorrowSee the new look and new menu items.
  34. Bookshelf
    Anita Lo Sells First Book, Starts Construction on Annisa 2.0Plus, an update on Great Jones Café’s kitchen fire.
  35. Foodievents
    Where They Are Now: Anita Lo Judges Bake-Off, Waltucks Cook AgainWhat are Manhattan’s restaurateurs doing between restaurants?
  36. Mediavore
    Movie Popcorn Calorie Counts; Almost Half of Americans Will Be Obese in TenPlus: Moldova fights swine flu with garlic, and a hipster drug den in the old Laila Lounge, all in our morning news roundup.
  37. Mediavore
    Reichl Plans Life After Gourmet; Annisa Reopens Next MonthPlus, Burger King gets a new look, the newest ladies-man chef, and more, in our daily news roundup.
  38. Mediavore
    Bruni’s Replacement Coming Soon; Whole Foods to Focus on HealthPlus: Annisa to reopen this fall, and liquor-license hassles, all in our morning news roundup.
  39. The New York Diet
    Anita Lo Keeps Her Mind Off Restaurant Fires With Gnudi and Noodle Soups“Combining potato and uni is my recipe; I can’t think of anyone else who’s done it, but it’s not that mind-blowing.”
  40. Top Chef
    Top Chef Masters: Put a Fork in It?Not even Doogie Howser could get anyone excited about this episode.
  41. Fire Damage
    Annisa Closes After FireAnita Lo plans to rebuild after a July 4 kitchen fire.
  42. NewsFeed
    Why Not to Be a ChefExpect to get burned, be on your feet all the time, and spend all your time cleaning fish. Other than that, it’s great!
  43. In the Magazine
    Platt at Eighty One; Ago to OpenIn this week’s magazine: Platt on Eighty One, De Niro’’s new restaurant opens, and Starbucks’s problems are solved.
  44. The New York Diet
    How Mireille Guiliano Doesn’t Get Fat: Breakfast at Balthazar When Mireille Guiliano first came to America as an exchange student, she gained weight for the first time in her life. Many years later, after becoming a CEO of Veuve Clicquot, she penned the buzzy No. 1 best-seller French Women Don’t Get Fat, now out in paperback. After 25 years of splitting her time between New York and Paris, Guiliano is still amazed by the large portions here, and by the New Yorker’s tendency to eat on the go. “To eat your bagel and your muffin with coffee on the subway is gross,” she says. “How can you do it with the smell and the noise and the moving? I’d rather starve.” She’s also still shocked when she sees people eating on the street or standing up. “For French people, you’re supposed to eat at the table. Besides the bed, it’s the most important piece of furniture in the house.” So what’s she been eating at the table this week?
  45. The Annotated Dish
    Annisa’s Skate Duo Runs Hot and ColdAnita Lo’s work at Annisa has produced what Adam Platt calls “some of the most consistently interesting food in the city.” Her “skate with avocado and radishes, Korean flavors” exemplifies this: Three elements on the same plate are presented in both hot and cold combinations. As always, scroll over the different elements of the dish to hear it described in the chef’s own words.
  46. Mediavore
    Ducasse Weds; Healthy Chocolate Fights for Shelf SpaceAlain Ducasse married his longtime girlfriend over the weekend before 150 guests at Hotel du Palais in Biarritz. [NYP] Raymond Sokolov admires the food stunts of Anne Burrell at Centro Vinoteca and Annita Lo of Annisa. [WSJ] The Four Seasons raises its Thanksgiving dinner price to $125 a head, but the most expensive turkey in town is the $10,000 tables at Café Gray. [NYS]
  47. Mediavore
    Cipriani Still Living High on the Hog; Another Mechanical Bull Comes to New YorkThe nation can rest easy in the knowledge that Giuseppe Cipriani is still cruising around in a Rolls-Royce, has kept his private jet, and may even build another yacht in addition to the one he already owns. [NYP] The Shamalian boys opened their rockabilly bar on Essex last night even though it’s unfinished, and there really is a bull! [Eater] The Federal Trade Commission has launched their second attack against the Whole Foods–Wild Oats merger vowing that even though money has already exchanged hands that the integration can still be stopped. [NYT]
  48. Neighborhood Watch
    Prune Alum Doesn’t Fall Far From the East Village TreeClinton Hill: The construction workers who opened Il Torchio have created an intimate space serving elegantly constructed Italian tapas but can’t resist sporting baseball caps and — beer in hand — approaching customers to say what’s up. [Clinton Hill Blog] East Village: Prune alum Matt Hamilton will run the kitchen at Belcourt when it opens next month. [NYS] Harlem: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que offers up a Labor Day-weekend recipe: really salty potatoes (yes, that’s 2:1 spuds to salt). [NYS] Midtown West: The London Times picks the Burger Joint in the Parker Meridian as the best burger in New York. [A Hamburger Today] North Fork: A foodie farm tour featuring tastings and cooking demonstrations on September 9 will make a stop at Garden of Eve, a supplier to Flatbush Farm. [Brooklyn Based] West Village: Anita Lo always has a vegetarian entrée available at Annisa in addition to the one listed on the menu. [Restaurant Girl]
  49. Mediavore
    Provence Chef Pink-Slipped; Pichet Ong to Open Cupcake ShopChef Lynn McNeely has been handed a pink slip after mixed reviews at the new Provence; no word on who the next chef might be. [Eater] Related: Provence Redux [NYM] Pichet Ong is opening a cupcake store next to P*ONG. “Vanilla, chocolate, yuzu and cinnamon will be my staples,” he says. “I want to add a little salt & spice to my take on them.” [Restaurant Girl] A tale of two bakeries under Health Department scrutiny: one, Magnolia, plays nice; the other, Delices de Paris in Park Slope, kicks back. Guess which one ends up closing. [NYO]
  50. Mediavore
    Men Still Rule the Roost in Kitchens; April Bloomfield a Rai Rai Ken FanIt’s still a man’s world in the kitchen, as Annisa’s Anita Lo or Ratatouille’s Collette can tell you. [NYDN] Count April Bloomfield in the Rai Rai Ken camp when it comes to the ramen wars. [Restaurant Girl] Hill Country pitmaster and noted “barbejew” Robbie Richter has borderline cholesterol, a meat bond with Zak Pelaccio, and little interest in side dishes. [Metromix] Related: Barbecue: The New Kosher Food?