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  1. Potential Closings
    BiCE in Midtown May Close Permanently, But Probably NotThe original BiCE opened in Milan, in 1926.
  2. Pricey Pasta
    Here’s What a $2,000 Pasta Dish Looks LikeIt sort of looks like someone vomited black truffles.
  3. Staff Trouble
    Bice Staff Walk OutBice staff in Chicago walk out; will problem affect the whole chain?
  4. Coming Soon
    Bice Bringing Skylight Gardens to GlendonWe predict another glammy Italian like Fig & Olive.
  5. Openings
    What to Eat at Due Lire, Opening TodayThe traditional Italian restaurant features a succinct menu.
  6. Endangered
    BiCE’s Future Looks DiceyThe midtowner is threatening to lay off its 82 unionized employees.
  7. Openings
    Café des Artistes Space Will Get $1.5 Million Italian MakeoverAnd the owner of the lease is …
  8. Mediavore
    David Chang Cooks for Google; Where Obama Ate UptownPlus: Superdive could go national, and BiCE won’t close, all in our morning news roundup.
  9. Mediavore
    Greenhouse Sued for a Billion; Bloomberg Endorses FairwayPlus: American cheeses in Europe, and Momofuku’s profane cookbook, all in our morning news roundup.
  10. Neighborhood Watch
    BiCE’s New Milanese Bistro Open in Midtown West; Gary Robbins PreparingBedford-Stuyvesant: Egg didn’t make this list of top southern eats, but Five Spot Soul Food at 459 Myrtle Avenue was picked as a fave since dishes like Kentucky Turkey Chops and Charleston Low Country Smothered Chicken “sound good” even if they’re not necessarily authentic classics. [Gridskipper] Chelsea: Klee Brasserie’s open for brunch and dinner on Easter, and you can order the “Thinly Sliced Easter Ham & Bio Egg,” which combines honey-glazed ham, deviled eggs, and capers, at both seatings. [Grub Street] Lower East Side: The new vegetarian restaurant Broadway East adds to its sustainability cred by featuring local beer and wine. [Zagat Buzz] Midtown East: The first soft-shell crabs of the season are now available at the Oyster Bar. [Grub Street] Midtown West: Bistro Milano from team BiCE has opened at 1350 Sixth Avenue, and sidewalk seating opening this spring will double the restaurant’s 70-cover capacity. [TONY] West Village: “Chef Gary Robins was the best thing to happen to the most recent Russian Tea Room relaunch. So, naturally, he was fired.” But, you’ll be able to taste his cooking downtown this spring, when rustic restaurant Sheridan Square opens at 134 Seventh Avenue South. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]
  11. NewsFeed
    ‘Times’ Building Gets Restaurant, Staffers Get BarThe next restaurant at the base of the New York Times building promises to bring a brace of Milanese swagger to the tower’s inner lobby. Montenapo by BiCE, run by the 80-year-old upscale chain and named for a Milan street full of fashion-design firms, faces architect Renzo Piano’s inner birch-tree courtyard and expects to cater parties in the ballroom space under the building’s auditorium. And while the name may evoke the rag trade, interior designer Studio A is charged with crossbreeding garden-gazing and table-hopping. But a mod look will not necessarily translate to faddish food. “I can’t do anything better than Italian food,” says BiCE CEO Roberto Ruggeri. “Call it northern Gallian classica with influences from American bistro.”