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  1. Openings
    Prime Grill Moving Into the Beacon SpaceKosher wines with a dedicated sommelier and wood-fired steaks.
  2. Closings
    Midtown Restaurant Beacon Has Closed After Thirteen YearsThe restaurant’s owners say a rent dispute led to the closure.
  3. Coming Soon
    Former Rustic Canyon Chef Evan Funke Opening Bucato in Culver CityWith handmade pastas using ancient techniques, a porchetta spit, and wood-burning stove, who really needs a Rao’s?
  4. Meanwhile in the Hamptons
    Redbar Owners Will Open Little Red in SouthamptonIt’ll be a more casual version of the Southampton brasserie.
  5. Openings
    Aburiya Toranoko Opens Tonight in Little TokyoFrom the name and massive Japanese menu to the graffiti on the walls, Michael Cardenas’ follow-up to Lazy Ox sounds really really cool.
  6. Endangered
    Mark Peel’s The Point and Emé’s Ortolan Hit The Endangered ListDespite a sunny forecast for the restaurant business, two of our favorites are struggling.
  7. Closings
    Culver City’s Beacon To Close This SundayYes, it’s the stupid economy again, but at least Beacon will survive as a catering service.
  8. Neighborhood Watch
    Beacon Offers Free Wine; Three Angels by the Park Opens in BushwickPlus: Browerij Lane hosts an Oktoberfest event, and Louis 649 closes temporarily, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  9. Neighborhood Watch
    Unlimited Chowder and Fried Chicken at Beacon; Essex’s Anniversary PartyPlus: a guest chef at Alias, and Cafe Royal celebrates their new juice bar.
  10. The Other Critics
    Virbila Deems First & Hope Vibrant; Gold Not Too Impressed by XoiaShelly Cooper keeps The L.A. Times entertained while Vietnamese-Mexican fusion fails to impress L.A. Weekly.
  11. Neighborhood Watch
    ’Wichcraft Hosts a Free Cookout; Beacon Launches Lunchtime Pop-UpPlus: Bastille Day at Bouchon Bakery, and a noodle bar moves to Park Slope, in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  12. Foodievents
    LudoBites Returns for Jonathan Gold’s Food EventAfter last year’s debacle, will foodies part with their cash?
  13. Foodievents
    The Ultimate Meat Hang: The Beacon’s Annual Beefsteak600 pounds of steak, 900 pints of beer, and that’s just the beginning of it.
  14. Menus
    Beacon Celebrates 5 Years with Twisted Taco MenuBeacon gives tacos an Asian remake during their birthday month.
  15. Foodievents
    Sunday’s California Spirit XXVPuck and Lazaroff keep a great thing going.
  16. Lists
    More Best of New York!Your chance to ask our editors what they were thinking. Plus, happy-hour specials!
  17. Recession Is Your Friend
    Beacon’s Stimulus PlanWaldy Malouf’s restaurant cuts entrée prices by 20 percent. Cocktails and wine are also reduced.
  18. Mediavore
    Budweiser to Go Belgian?; More Legal Woes for CiprianisPlus where Tom and Padma watched the ‘Top Chef’ finale, Magnolia Bakery’s new breakfast eats, and more, in our morning digest of news and gossip.
  19. Neighborhood Watch
    Barney Greengrass Slashes Prices; Kuma Inn Coming to Fort GreenePainfully hip doughnuts and Bruni’s nice deed of the day, in today’s neighborhood food news.
  20. User’s Guide
    Ringside Seats at the Chef’s CounterChef’s tables used to be the final word on special treatment: the one table in a good restaurant to which the chef paid personal attention. But as the entertainment ante is upped each year — blurring the line between gastronomy and theater — chef’s tables have given way to the even more intimate chef’s counters. There, the lucky diner sits only a few feet of burnished wood away from the action. From the high-end bar at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon to the counter-only option at Momofuku Ko, diners are eager to see the sausage being made. Here are a few of our favorite counters, each an example of the narrow border between feeder and fed.
  21. NewsFeed
    You Don’t Need to Go to New Jersey for a Beefsteak BanquetEvery time we read about fantastic food events in faraway places (like, say, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey), we fume at the fact that we are only reading about them. Why must we be, like Mr. Duffy in James Joyce’s A Painful Case, “outcast from life’s feast”? Such was our mood when reading Wednesday of the bacchanalian “beefsteak” banquets being held in New Jersey, but then, toward the end, we were reminded that New York has its own beefsteak coming up. It’s Beacon’s Beefsteak, of course.
  22. Neighborhood Watch
    Josh DeChellis Frying Lunch in the West Village; Gray’s Papaya Still PoliticalClinton Hill: Il Torchio may have only opened in August and be prone to underseasoning and overbearing Italian accents, but the restaurant is already gearing up to expand. [Eat for Victory/VV] East Village: Savoy chef Peter Hoffman’s new restaurant Back Forty has a soft opening today and will officially begin service on Wednesday. [Grub Street] Greenwich Village: The 70-year-old founder of Gray’s Papaya who posted the “Bloomberg for President” sign on 8th Street “has never been shy about using his store windows for political expression; Jimmy Carter, in 1976, and Bill Bradley, in 1999, both earned his presidential endorsement. And in 1998, when Bill Clinton was facing impeachment, Mr. Gray displayed a sign that read, ‘Hang in there, Mr. President.’” [NYT] Midtown: Beacon has added a “kitchen counter” which functions as a chef’s table, a burger bar, and the site of a weekly tasting menu. [Strong Buzz] A midtown pizza-truck war has broken out. [Midtown Lunch] West Village: BarFry kicks off lunch service today. [Grub Street]
  23. Mediavore
    Nello Buys ‘Page Six’ on the Cheap; Jody Williams Trying Not toNello’s Nello Ballan gives Richard Johnson a $1,000 gift, and fifteen “Page Six” mentions of Ballan’s restaurant later, the embattled gossip column has the devil to pay. [NYT] Jody Williams claims not to have read Frank Bruni’s review of Morandi, though she knows that people are laying odds on the date of her departure. [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine] Related: Not So Bene [NYM] Restaurant-industry lobbyists express a not-unexpected disappointment with the federal minimum-wage increase passed by Congress, finding it “entirely out of place” in a war-spending bill. [Nation’s Restaurant News]