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  1. racial discrimination
    Starbucks Bathrooms Are Now Open to Anybody Who Walks In“We don’t want to become a public bathroom, but we’re going to make the right decision.”
  2. Toilet Talk
    Restaurant Toilets Getting Wiped OutLonger lines, unisex loos.
  3. Mediavore
    South Street Diner in Bathroom Brouhaha; Cereal Is Really Just DessertPlus Martha Stewart’s sausage-casing condoms, and more, all in our morning news round-up.
  4. Wiped Out
    Starbucks Says No More Free Toilet-cinosYou’re going to have to hold it.
  5. Strange But True
    Why Dine in A Mobster’s Den When You Could Chow Down in a Converted Bathroom?Prepare to dine in strange locations come 2011.
  6. Mediavore
    Tracking the Top Bathroom; Lobster Turf Wars Heat Up
  7. Restroom Report
    Meet Me in the BathroomWarning: Metromix’s bathroom hook-up stories range from dubious to disgusting.
  8. Layoffs
    Balthazar’s Bathroom Attendants Get CannedNow you’ll finally be able to pee in peace.
  9. NewsFeed
    New York Fails to Go No. 1 in Restroom ContestIt might not even go No. 2.
  10. Restroom Report
    Need a Good Bathroom? Grub Street’s Guide to Loos You Can UseFor over a year, we tested the theory that a restaurant is only as good as its restroom by scouring the city for notable loos, ranking them with the unforgiving rigor of our five-star rating system. Always searching for the straight poop, we visited certain facilities months before their restaurants had even opened (“I didn’t know you lurked around toilets,” Park Chinois’ dismayed publicist told us), and fell in love with old favorites all over again. In these dark rooms we found jack-o-lanterns, volumes of existentialist literature, live fish, warnings against cocaine peddling, waterfalls, pachinko machines, S&M gear, and the city’s most expensive toilet. The only thing we missed was Larry Craig. We hope you enjoy the resulting compendium of loos you can use. Please put your own recommendations in the comments.