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  1. Mise en Scene
    Pig: A Restaurant Coming to UCB, Before Pigg Gets to UmamicatessenThe new play skewers everything in food culture that is still yet to be parodied.
  2. Taste Test
    The King of NYC’s Galette des RoisWhich French bakery makes the best king cake in the city?
  3. Empire Building
    Export Report: Checking In on Old Homestead, Balthazar, and MomofukuNo word whether or not Vegemite pork buns will be sold at Momofuku in Sydney.
  4. The Grub Street Diet
    Artists AndrewAndrew Take Their Meals Together, Consider Themselves ‘Lab“You’re going to have another meal in a couple hours or the next day anyway, so why not try something that might be revolting?”
  5. Fireside Chats
    Eighteen Bewitchingly Self-Deprecating Moments From Keith McNally’s MarthaPlus: Balthazar London may be a no-go?
  6. Slideshow
    First Look at 116, an Underground Bar With a Prestigious AddressThe subterranean digs that once held the legendary Gaslight have come back to life.
  7. Openings
    Il Buco Co-Founder Wants to Make ‘the Best Damn Bread’ inPlus, a waterfront rooftop!
  8. London Calling
    Balthazar, Spice Market Head Across the PondAs rumored, Keith McNally and Richard Caring will bring the Paris-style bistro to London, and Jean-Georges is U.K.-bound as well.
  9. Shelling Out
    From Raking In the Clams to Growing OystersBalthazar’s new mollusk supplier, Jeff Northrop of New York Oyster Co., is the latest twentysomething to make the leap from banking culture to aquaculture.
  10. Openings
    Doughnut Plant Doughnuts in Midtown, Care of Oren’s Daily RoastAnd Balthazar pastries as well.
  11. The Grub Street Diet
    Food Artist Jennifer Rubell Loves Rhubarb, Hates Breakfast“I look at my life as having very few meals left … it’s a finite number … and I don’t want to waste any of it on something that’s not teaching me something.”
  12. Openings
    And Here’s Another Convenience Store With a Stumptown BarIs Stumptown the new Slurpee?
  13. Chef Shuffle
    Bertineau Moves From Balthazar to BenoitPierre Schaedelin is out at Alain Ducasse’s bistro.
  14. The Grub Street Diet
    Chef Daniel Holzman Trusts His Mom on What Makes a Good Meatball“Cinnamon-raisin and salmon salad sounds disgusting, but apparently my closed-minded attitude has been holding me back: It was incredibly delicious.”
  15. Celebrity Settings
    Yummy Mummy Brunches on the Menu This Week: Gisele Bündchen at Balthazar,Plus: Serendipity 3 is a popular venue, Antrel Rolle is really focused on his meal, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  16. Chef Shuffle
    Balthazar Gets New ToqueA Payard alum moves into the kitchen.
  17. Mediavore
    Balthazar Closed Temporarily; Fast-Food Grows in AsiaPlus: Why sommeliers sneak sips of your wine, and Western fast food gives diabetes to a whole new population, in our daily news roundup.
  18. Trimmings
    Health Department Mars Balth’s BarNow you can’t have a nightcap without contemplating the horror of choking on your martini olive.
  19. Crime Scenes
    The Balthazar Bread ThiefA truck full of pastries goes missing.
  20. Empire Building
    Balthazar Not Crossing Pond Just YetDon’t be so quick to believe reports of Balthazar London.
  21. Other Cities
    McNally Said to Be Planning a Balthazar for LondonIf he and Richard Caring can get $43 million.
  22. Celebrity Settings
    Sienna Miller Sticks With French; A-Rod Goes BlondePlus: Ke$ha sings at Cipriani, Bristol Palin celebrates at 1 Oak, and more in our complete recap of celebrity sightings.
  23. Celebrity Settings
    Scarlett Johansson Hits the Mark; Susan Sarandon Saves the Cake at 1 OakPlus: Jude Law covers it up at Balthazar, Condoleezza Rice gets serious at Le Cirque, and more in our weekly recap of celebrity dining.
  24. Celebrity Settings
    Bryanboy Compliments His Waiter at Balthazar via Twitter; Katie Holmes BringsPlus: Katie Holmes voyages to planet Magnolia Bakery for a cupcake, and Kanye actually doesn’t make a fool of himself at Philippe.
  25. Celebrity Settings
    The Balthazar TreatmentComic Jim Norton on how even nobodies like him get special treatment at Balthazar.
  26. Openings
    Keith McNally Will Source Pulino’s Pigs From His Own HomeThe Baltha-czar has been sizing up the competition and is worried he won’t measure up.
  27. Celebrity Settings
    Kelly Cutrone Bumped Into Patti Smith and Lou Reed at Omen; Brad Pitt Said Hi toPlus: Madonna meets Sean Penn at Adour Alain Ducasse; Ed Westwick eats movie-theater nachos, and more in our weekly recounting of boldface dining.
  28. Previews
    Details Revealed on Delphine, Opening January 28th at W HollywoodA new French restaurant is coming to Hollywood.
  29. Lists
    Where Chang, Boulud, Bourdain, Canora, and Nawab Eat LateChefs pick their favorite late-night spots.
  30. Food Tour
    Alain Ducasse Judges New York’s French FriesA taste test of some fine spuds, with a surprise winner.
  31. Celebrity Settings
    Lourdes Has Her Birthday at Delicatessen; Penn and Blake Do Billy’s BakeryOur weekly roundup of where the pretty people are eating.
  32. 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.
  33. Celebrity Settings
    Oprah’s Appetite for Junk Food Knows No BoundsYour weekly roundup of where the pretty people went to eat.
  34. Foodienomics
    Cash Cows: New York’s Highest-Grossing DishesAll those pork buns really add up.
  35. Mediavore
    Bars Fined for Cheap Booze; Ruth Madoff Clips Coupons at CPKPlus: New York’s annual herring festival, and Spike Mendelsohn checks out the New York pizza scene, all in our morning news roundup.
  36. Lists
    Daisy May’s Big Beef Rib Gets Big UppedAnd Fette Sau is also praised for its barbecue.
  37. Openings
    Hotel Griffou Opens Its Doors to Fashionable FriendsRachel Roy and Chloë Sevigny have already been spotted at the new restaurant from a pair of Balthazar and Waverly Inn alums.
  38. Mediavore
    Tough Times for Organic Dairies; $1,200 Suits for McNally’s StaffPlus: a very foodie spelling bee, and a Brooklyn food fight, all in our morning news roundup.
  39. Meat Market
    McNally Upgrades Beef Across Balthazar EmpireIf you order a steak at a McNally restaurant, it’ll be from Creekstone.
  40. 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.
  41. Restroom Report
    Restroom Attendants Are BACK at BalthazarGood to see SOMEONE has thought better of downsizing in this economy.
  42. Recession Woes
    Balthazar Hurts, TooNot even McNally’s flagship is spared.
  43. Separated at Birth
    Gaslight of Boston: Most Audacious Wannabistro of All Time?The menus, the website, the interior design — shameless!
  44. You Can’t Be Serious
    Knock It OffOne thing is to open a so-called wannabistro, but to seemingly rip off Balthazar’s website?
  45. Layoffs
    Balthazar’s Bathroom Attendants Get CannedNow you’ll finally be able to pee in peace.
  46. Lawsuits
    Le Cirque Hit With ‘Cater Waiter’ LawsuitLawyer Maimon Kirschenbaum, the scourge of restaurateurs, strikes again.
  47. Beef
    Seamus Mullen Breaks NYC Dining Taboo, Calls Balthazar T***istyOh no he didn’t.
  48. Mediavore
    Balthazar and Pastis Cannot Be Duplicated; Gluten-Free in Chelsea Market?Plus: the best firehouse cook in New York in our morning news roundup.
  49. Listicles
    Déjà Vu: ‘Forbes Traveler’ Bungles Best Brunches AgainFor the second year in a row, the mag honors Norma’s and Balthazar. At least the tourists are staying nicely corralled in designated spaces?
  50. Good Reads
    The Premiere Issue of ‘Edible Manhattan,’ Page by Page‘Edible Brooklyn’’s Gotham counterpart covers everything from locally foraged ginkgo nuts to urban beekeeping to the joys of NYC tap.
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