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  1. restaurant review
    Frenchette’s Confident Takes on Timeworn Classics Brim With Creativity, FinesseThe menu is filled with carefully rendered dishes drawn from the old French canon, which others might consider too quirky, expensive, or laborious.
  2. the dish
    Frenchette’s Brouillade With Escargots Is a Seriously Luxurious Plate of EggsEach order requires nearly 15 minutes of vigorous, nonstop stirring, creating a curd so soft and silky it resembles polenta.
  3. chef shuffle
    Benoit’s New Chef Is Risking Her Career to Make NYC Bistros More AmbitiousLaetitia Rouabah is now in charge of Alain Ducasse’s flagship bistro.
  4. Chef Shuffles
    Walter Manzke Will Leave Church & State; Anisette’s Joshua Smith Taking OverDowntown’s hottest bistro will keep the same menu as their chef looks for his own space.
  5. Empire Building
    Le Ka’ and Primo Bistro Planned DowntownTony Rivera and Michael Kwan are branching out with new concepts.
  6. Openings
    What to Eat at Delphine, Open Thursday at The W Hotel HollywoodEggs dominate a global-inspired French bistro.
  7. Openings
    What to Eat at Four Daughters Kitchen, Open Monday in Manhattan BeachA casual bistro is set to open under Clint Clausen.
  8. Openings
    What to Eat at Maison Maurice, Open (Again) Tonight in Beverly HillsA new French bistro lands in Beverly Hills to give Thomas Keller a run for his money.
  9. Openings
    What to Eat at Bistro Bordeaux, Now Open in EvanstonIt’s strictly bistro at the new restaurant from a One Sixtyblue vet.
  10. Openings
    Michael Ruiz Sticks A Fork In MontroseA new casual bistro debuts in Northeast L.A.
  11. Back of the House
    Interview: Bouchon’s Chef de Cuisine Rory Herrmann Returns HomeChef de cuisine Rory Herrmann explains who and what is coming to Bouchon Beverly Hills, via New York and Yountville.
  12. Openings
    Reservations Now Being Taken at BouchonYou can now make a reservation for L.A.’s biggest restaurant opening of the year.
  13. R.I.P.
    Founder of The Bistro DiesFamous Beverly Hills restaurant owner dies at age 83.
  14. Bookshelf
    Has New York Said ‘Au Revoir’ to All That French Cuisine?A discussion with the author of a new book about the decline of French cuisine.
  15. Separated at Birth
    Gaslight of Boston: Most Audacious Wannabistro of All Time?The menus, the website, the interior design — shameless!
  16. Layoffs
    Balthazar’s Bathroom Attendants Get CannedNow you’ll finally be able to pee in peace.
  17. Openings
    Cheese Cave Opens Underneath JacquesThe Nolita lounge formerly known as Gibraltar will now be an Algerian fondue spot.
  18. Bowling Chews
    Port Authority Gets More Bowling Lanes and Tuna LollipopsHollywood’s Lucky Strike Lanes opens later this month, and Leisure Time Bowl adds a restaurant.
  19. NewsFeed
    Andrea Strong Hates Her Neighborhood BistroBar Tabac is a “rude, self-important, obnoxious cave (with al fresco seating) for French ex-pats and ubiquitous hipsters in the Brooklyn area.”