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  1. controversies
    Mario Batali’s Empire in the Wake of Mario BataliA year after allegations against him emerged, anyone who eats at Babbo is still filling his pockets.
  2. sexual harassment
    Mario Batali’s 3 Las Vegas Restaurants Will CloseNearly 300 employees will be out of work come July 27.
  3. sexual assault
    NYPD Investigating Mario Batali for Allegedly Sexually Abusing Two WomenFollowing a new 60 Minutes report that paints a chilling portrait of the disgraced chef, another similar accusation was reported.
  4. sexual harassment
    More Employees Speak Out About Harassment at Batali and Bastianich’s RestaurantsStaff allege that the two created an environment that encouraged harassment and abusive behavior.
    How Chefs Are Embracing the Power of the ‘Instagram Juggernaut’Chefs say the social-media platform’s marketing value outweighs any photography concerns they may have previously had.
  6. lawsuits
    A Fired Pastry Chef Is Suing Mario Batali for DiscriminationHe alleges that, after enduring harassment from co-workers because of his sexuality, he was wrongfully terminated.
  7. Best of New York
    The Absolute Best Pasta in New YorkFrom anelloni to spaghettoni.
  8. RIP
    Beloved Pastry Chef Gina DePalma Has DiedShe helped open Babbo, and worked there for 15 years.
  9. Celebrity Settings
    Madonna Dines at the Spotted Pig; George and Amal Clooney Feast at BabboThis week’s Celebrity Settings.
  10. Lawsuits
    Babbo Will Remain Open in the Face of a Neighbor’s $10 Million LawsuitA judge refused to shut it down, called that description “highly disputed.”
  11. Lawsuits
    Neighbor Sues Mario Batali’s Babbo for $10 MillionThe neighbor is tired of “excessive odors” and “toxic emissions.”
  12. Truffles!
    2014 Is on Track to Be the Best Year Yet for White TrufflesA lot rain and a lot of warmth make for a bumper are good for the fungus.
  13. Coming Soon
    Mario Batali’s Long-Awaited Boston Pizzeria Will Open This YearThe project will come in at almost 9,000 square feet.
  14. Word Play
    Nonsense Names: The Rise of Restaurant GibberishEstela, Piora, Contra, All’onda, Narcissa, blah, blah, blah,
  15. The Grub Street Diet
    Singer Eric Hutchinson Celebrates His Album Release With Babbo’s Pasta and“This is why I can’t have nice things at home or on my backstage rider. I’ll just sit there and compulsively finish it.”
  16. Paperwork
    Batali and Bastianich’s SLA Problem Likely to Have Quick ResolutionThe case may be far along in the agency’s system.
  17. Paperwork
    BYOBabbo: Batali and Bastianich Restos May Lose Liquor LicensesThe SLA says it has to do with something called “interlocking interest.”
  18. Leftovers
    New Year’s Eve at Olivier Bistro; Hangover Menu at Nightingale 9Plus: Cochon 555 rolls back into town and more in today’s leftovers.
  19. Interviews
    Jamie Oliver and Mario Batali on Michelin Stars and Jamie’s U.S. Expansion“As cocky as I am in the U.K., I’m just a little bit frightened in the U.S.”
  20. Hold the Sauce
    Mario Batali’s Boston Pizzeria on HoldThe chef and partner Joe Bastianich are looking at other locations.
  21. Great Noise Boom
    Platt: Why Restaurants Are Louder Than EverA look at the most disruptive restaurant trend over the past decade.
  22. Killer Crocs
    Mario Batali Explains His Bold Sense of StyleHe really is the hardest-working restaurateur in the industry.
  23. Celebrity Settings
    Leonardo DiCaprio Channels Gatsby; Rihanna Gives a Lap Dance at Pink ElephantPlus: Cameron Diaz dines at Morandi, and more, in this week’s roundup.
  24. Aww
    Chelsea Clinton Owes Everything to Mario BataliBabbo is where the magic happens.
  25. Community Board
    Batali Working With Community Board to Save BabboHe needs a special zoning variance renewal.
  26. Activists
    84-Year-Old Activist Wants Mario Batali’s Babbo ClosedShe’s still fighting.
  27. Benefits
    Babbo Chef Frank Langello Lost His Home During Hurricane SandyLangello’s supporters will gather at Otto next week.
  28. Lawsuits
    Babbo Chef Busted for Alleged Sexual HarassmentThe complaint from a former server is very … detailed.
  29. The New York Diet
    Courtney Love Is Hooked on Chicken Potpie and Pineapple Upside-Down Cake“I stopped doing dope in the nineties, but I’ve had to eat sweets at 4 or 5 a.m. ever since.”
  30. Leftovers
    Northeast Kingdom Launches Lunch; See the Luxe Menu at Mihoko’s 21 GramsPlus: A supper club with a dash of Conde Nast, high-art food porn, and more leftovers.
  31. Onward
    Have the Bankers Forgiven Batali?Or are they too rich to remember?
  32. Neighborhood Watch
    Dine Out Irene Raises Nearly $50,000 for Local Farmers; Perla Opens in NohoPlus: Grotto will give you free meals if you donate to its cause, Antibes Bistro launches a cocktail menu, and more, in our roundup of neighborhood news.
  33. Schemes
    Another Case of Reservation Scalping?Well, not exactly.
  34. Lawsuits
    Batali, Bastianich & Co. Settle Tip-Skimming Suit for $5.25 MillionIt’s payday for the two Babbo employees and the rest of the plaintiffs.
  35. Neighborhood Watch
    Five Tacos Opens on St. Marks; Top Hops Beer Shop Debuts on OrchardPlus: complimentary sake at Kibo, new Indian in Forest Hills, and more neighborhood news.
  36. Two for Eight
    Tables Available at Morimoto; Within the Hour at Le Bernardin, FelidiaIt’s 4 p.m. and that means it’s time to play Two for Eight. Today: TV Chefs.
  37. Law Suits
    Batali and Babbo Spanked With Butt-Slapping LawsuitAn ex-employee says he was groped, but not by Molto.
  38. Gastronomics
    Gastronomics: Exactly How Much Do People Spend at New York’s TopA new online tool helps Felix Salmon look at precisely how much New York’s diners are spending.
  39. Interviews
    Mario Batali on The Chew, New Fall Restaurants, and Getting RippedMolto Mario talks to Grub on the eve of his new show’s big debut.
  40. Neighborhood Watch
    3rd Ward and Radish Celebrate Birthdays in Williamsburg; Carnegie Deli HostsPlus: four restaurant birthday celebrations, and more, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  41. Quote of the Day
    Bastianich’s Life of Iron & WineIron Man Joe Bastianich drinks a bottle a day.
  42. Endangered
    Sirio Admits Le Cirque Is ‘Too Big,’ Confirms Possible MoveThe Le Cirque paterfamilias finally confirms the rumors.
  43. Bookshelf
    An Early, Exclusive Look at Joe Bastianich’s ‘Takes NoGrub Street has snagged a copy of the proposal.
  44. Two for Eight
    Tables Available at Jean George, Morimoto; Babbo Mostly BookedIt’s 4 p.m., and that means it’s time to play Two for Eight. Today: TV Chefs.
  45. Lawsuits
    Mozza Servers Sue BataliTwo former Hollywood staffers follow Babbo’s suit, both figuratively and literally.
  46. Lawsuits
    Breaking: Batali Suit Amended to Include Five New RestaurantsAnd now the lawyer for the plaintiffs, Maimon Kirschenbaum, has something to say.
  47. Lawsuits
    Batali May Face Further Legal WoesPlus, ‘Masterchef’ is “American Idol for foodies.”
  48. Lawsuits
    More Details on the Lawsuit Against BabboPlus, how much does a Babbo waiter make in tips?
  49. James Beard Awards
    Beard Predictions: Outstanding RestaurantWill it be Babbo, Boulevard, Daniel, Highlands Bar & Grill, or Spiaggia?
  50. Neighborhood Watch
    Abe & Arthur’s Gets a New Brunch Menu; Babbo Celebrates Earth DayPlus: Cobble Hill gets a slow-food book club, Fort Greene’s Green Hill Food Co-op opens its doors to new members, and more in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
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