‘Top Chef’ Contestant Sara Nguyen on How It Feels to Get ThrownTop Chef lost its last hometown hero this week when Sara Nguyen, formerly an executive sous-chef at Boucarou, let the increasingly volatile Howie get under her skin. (Adam Platt called her a “sacrificial lamb,” but we question anyone who puts ice in a milk shake.) Today, Sara tells us about Howie’s greatest weakness and who might suffer him next.
Choco Jesus Forsaken in MidtownChelsea: Surprise! The imminent opening of a Dunkin’ Donuts a few doors down from Donut Pub, a fixture since 1964, inspires anti-chain sentiment. [Villager]
Lower East Side: The soft opening of the 2,000-square-foot Boucarou Lounge offers leopard-skin tube tops and cocktails with dumb names — cocktails with dumb names? No way. [Gawker]
Midtown East: The showing of My Sweet Lord, the life-size, anatomically correct chocolate Jesus, has been canceled. [Eat for Victory/VV]
Times Square: Attention Department of Health: At Tycoon Sushi Steakhouse in “gentleman’s club” Cheetah, Shinsaku Yamakage of Blue Ribbon will serve his cuisine off naked women. [Eater]