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  1. Celebrity Settings
    Anna Wintour Orders One Baked Potato at Gallagher’s; Jon Hamm Goes to theThis week’s Celebrity Settings.
  2. The Grub Street Diet
    Condé Nast Traveler’s Pilar Guzmán Holds Her Meetings at“I ate all of the cheese.”
  3. The Grub Street Diet
    Glamour’s Cindi Leive Eats Eggs With Her Kids, Caprese With Kerry“I told myself that it was a really cute little European lunch, but really it was just leftovers.”
  4. Chef Shuffle
    Christopher Lee Planning a Return to PhiladelphiaLee has his sights set on a spot along East Passyunk Avenue’s booming restaurant row.
  5. Neighborhood Watch
    Grandaisy Bakery to Close Soho Shop; Toqueville Gets a New ToquePlus: Grandaisy closes its flagship, Numero 28 debuts brunch, and more neighborhood news.
  6. Foodievents
    Two Ways a Get a Little Bit Wine-NerdierA Voce and Aureole have launched special vino programs.
  7. Chef Shuffle
    Aureole Has A(nother) New Chef, Will Debut Summer Menu in JuneChristophe Bellanca is out after five months, replaced by sous-chef Marcus Ware.
  8. Chef Shuffle
    Chris Lee Is Coming Back to PhillyThe one time Striped Bass chef is scouting locations for a new restaurant.
  9. Chef Shuffle
    Aureole Replaces Chris Lee With Christophe BellancaWas it a foregone conclusion?
  10. Slideshow
    First Look at the Hurricane Club, Now Serving Pu Pu Platters and Scorpion BowlsThe 13,000-square-foot space opens in the former Porcao space tonight at 5:30 p.m.
  11. Two for Eight
    Tables Available at Dressler, Bar Henry; Apiary Mostly BookedIt’s 4 p.m., and that means it’s time to play Two for Eight. Today: Modern American.
  12. The Other Critics
    Sam Sifton Likes Missy Robbins; Le Caprice Has Its CharmsPlus: Ryan Sutton discovers Medieval Times in Tribeca, and more insults thrown at Aureole, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  13. Presidential Eats
    Marcus Samuelsson May Make Rare White House Kitchen CameoIt’s said the chef has been tapped to cook at a state dinner.
  14. The Other Critics
    Sifton Pans Aureole; Nearly Everyone Else Eats at SD26Plus: Ryan Sutton goes to A Voce and Robert Sietsema samples Abe & Arthur’s.
  15. Lists
    Premature Zagatulation: Minetta, Aureole, and Corton Ratings Leaked
  16. In the Magazine
    Adam Platt on Aureole; Where to Find Olive-Oil CakeAlso in the magazine this week: Concord-grape sorbet, and the New York Wine & Food Festival.
  17. The Other Critics
    Sutton Slams Aureole; Cheshes Falls for Ryan SkeenPlus: Pete Wells approves of the Standard Grill and Gael Greene finds a “sexy” bar in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  18. Neighborhood Watch
    Whole Foods UWS Strives to Be Kosher; Aureole’s Gala OpeningPlus: Lobstah Feast Fridays in Red Hook, and Jazz at Park Avenue Bistro, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  19. Annotated Dish
    Aureole’s Parallel Peach Pairing Is Like Surf-‘n’-TurfFind out how chef Chris Lee designs a dish in a parallel-tasting menu.
  20. The Other Critics
    Two Cheers for the Standard Grill; Alan Richman Loves Chang’s ChickenPlus: Jay Cheshes finds favor with Aureole, and Robert Sietsema visits new Thai restaurants in Queens.
  21. Neighborhood Watch
    A Rave for Aureole’s Burger; a Second Location of Edgar’s CafePlus: Wheat beer takes over in Park Slope, and a live chicken in need of a home, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  22. The Other Critics
    Marea Gains Accolades; Monkey Bar Improves Under ForgionePlus: Gael Greene goes to Aureole, Danyelle Freeman calls DBGB a “gourmet mess hall,” and more in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  23. The Food Chain
    The Food Chain: Charlie Palmer Endorses RN74’s CassouletWherein one chef tells about a dish they recently enjoyed courtesy of another chef, then that chef tells us about a dish they enjoyed from another chef, and so on and so forth.
  24. Slideshow
    First Look: Aureole Will Unleash Parallel Tasting Menu on MondayA closer look at the new Aureole and its dinner menus.
  25. Top Chef
    The Top Chef Masters Premiere: Brilliant or Despicable?A point-by-point breakdown of the good, the bad, and the ugly.
  26. Openings
    Aureole Is Now Taking Reservations at One Bryant ParkA first look at the fine-dining standby’s slick new digs.
  27. Recession Is Your Friend
    Before Aureole Closes, Have a Bottle of Wine on Charlie PalmerBuy the prix fixe at Aureole and the wine is on Charlie.
  28. Lists
    Grub Street Investigation: What Are the Best- and Worst-Selling RestaurantHow’s Tom Colicchio’s new cookbook doing, and do people really buy these things in general? We crunch the numbers.
  29. Mediavore
    Stanton to Change Name; Zagat Releases Dating GuidePlus: death of a Greenmarket fixture, and Keebler cookies get recalled, all in our morning news roundup.
  30. V-Day
    Two Reasons to Dine on Vile-entine’s Day, Even If You’re SingleA chance to see what Christopher Lee is doing at Aureole, and the one day that Freemans will be taking reservations.
  31. Recession Is Your Friend
    Del Posto Slashes Tasting-Menu Prices, Zagat Still Looking for $295 a HeadMario Batali’s priciest joint is the latest to get the message.
  32. Plugs
    Battle of the Cooking Stocks: Rachael Ray vs. Christopher LeeThe Gilt chef is shilling for Swanson’s.
  33. Chef Shuffle
    Outgoing Aureole Chef Tony Aiazzi Is Planning a Night in TunisiaThe chef, who will be replaced by Christopher Lee, ponders his future.
  34. Chef Shuffle
    Exit Interview: Chris Lee Tells Us Why He’s Jumping From Gilt to AureoleAfter winning two Michelin stars at Gilt, the young chef is on his way.
  35. Ask a Waiter
    Matt Reina Won’t Be Replaced by an Electronic Waiter at Aureole’What we do offer is, on Monday nights, for anyone in the industry (waiters, cooks, anyone), a tasting menu for $45.’
  36. Mediavore
    PepsiCo Suffers When You Drink Tap Water; Pastas for High-Pressure TimesShopping for groceries with studly chef Gavin Kaysen in his neighborhood, and the future plans for Aureole, from our glance at the morning headlines.
  37. 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!
  38. Neighborhood Watch
    Boerum Hill Gains Food Cred; Aureole ReopensAstoria: Spanking-new spot La Dolce Italia Bakery has, ironically, replaced the old Modern Italian Bakery. [Joey in Astoria] Boerum Hill: Five recent openings have contributed to the neighborhood’s growing food cred. [NYT] Union Square: The Greenmarket is selling teeny baby peaches that were too sweet and adorable to just get knocked-off their trees. [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine] Upper East Side: Aureole reopens this Friday and will treat each diner on Friday and Saturday night to a glass of house wine. [Eater] West Village: Joey Campanaro is hiring staff who will serve and sell Pat LaFrieda ground beef at Market Table. [Eat for Victory/VV] Day-O has been closed for months with no signs of progress on blamed “repairs.” [Blog Chelsea]
  39. NewsFeed
    Broken Water Pipe Closes AureoleHold off on making any reservations at Aureole for a while. A broken water pipe has closed the restaurant until September 17, Charlie Palmer’s people tell us: Aureole, Chef Charlie Palmer’s flagship property, is currently closed due to flooding caused by a broken water pipe suffered on Monday while the restaurant was closed for the Labor Day holiday. Aureole is scheduled to reopen on Monday, September 17, 2007. During the closure, Aureole’s phone line, 212-687-4600, is open for accepting reservations from September 17 forward.
  40. Openings
    Restaurant Vets Take Refuge in Chill New East Side Eatery When Nish went under earlier this week, partner Joe Scalice didn’t have to look far for his next home: He simply walked two blocks over and took up residence as general manager at Solace, a one-week-old “American seasonal” restaurant created by David Regueiro of Aureole, Metrazur, and most recently the Water Club. (Given what Salice just went through at the late Nish, and Regueiro’s years under famously demanding taskmasters like Charlie Palmer and Michael “Buzzy” O’Keefe, Solace would seem to be just what the two men are seeking.) “We wanted to create a space where people would feel comfortable, with food they could understand,” the chef says. We can certainly see standards like salt cod and gnocchi ragout, butter braised lobster, and eggplant, goat cheese, and tomato terrine hitting the spot on a quiet night in the garden (open till 11 p.m.), with our own bottle in tow (Solace is still waiting on its liquor license). Solace, 406 E. 64th St., at First Ave.; 212-750-0434. Solace menu Earlier: Nish, Felled by Its Own Best Efforts
  41. Neighborhood Watch
    Maddened Teens Attack Clinton Hill’s Locanda Vini e OliiClinton Hill: Teens getting more than frisky this spring: Two hooligans terrorized Locanda Vini e Olii by attempting to crash outdoor metal chairs through the glass façade during Friday’s dinner service. [Brooklyn Record] Dumbo: Foragers Market has an inspired banana display. [Dumbo NYC] East Village: The new bar entered through Crif Dogs and known as PDT does not take its name from ”Please Don’t Tell.” A pierced girl says it’s Porno Dog Tavern. [Down by the Hipster] Harlem: West 145th Street welcomes a Starbucks. [Uptown Flavor] Long Island City: Fresh Start natural grocer is opening a garden to allow you to enjoy the prepared foods outdoors and, one hopes, to lend out to community groups. [Joey in Astoria] Midtown West: Aureole is moving to One Bryant Park. [NYM] Prospect-Lefferts-Gardens: Papa’s market not only has nice cheese, but Papa wants to ride the wonderful wave that is gentrification and renovate. [Across the Park]
  42. NewsFeed
    Chef Leaving Aureole — Just After Valentine’s Day!Friday is the last day for Dante Bucozzi, the Aureole chef whose Italian cooking kept the restaurant popular after its New American heyday under Charlie Palmer and then Gerry Hayden. Bucozzi will be opening an eatery in Cleveland, his hometown. “It was a situation I couldn’t say no to,” he tells us. “The restaurant [I’m taking over] was an institution. We’re going to call it Dante and reopen after Labor Day.” Aureole’s corporate chef Tony Aiazzi will be promoted to Bucozzi’s spot.
  43. Foodievents
    Almost as Good as Rodney Dangerfield: Back to School With Culinary StarsThis spring — a season which we’re glad to remind ourselves of as we enter drab February — the Institute of Culinary Education will be offering a roster of recreational classes that we heartily recommend, despite the fact that (full disclosure) self-deprecating Grub Street editor Josh Ozersky will be teaching one. Many friends of Grub Street — and a colleague, Gael Greene, who will head up “An Evening of Excess” — will be passing along wisdom on everything from blintzes to methylcellulose.
  44. User’s Guide
    New Cookbooks You Might Actually Open Back in the day, of course, most kitchens could get by with a single massive reference tome; as the Times just pointed out, it was often Joy of Cooking. Now so many cookbooks come out every season that you could spend your entire grocery budget on them. Here are an exceptional handful by New York chefs or celebrities that have come out this fall.