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  1. Slideshow
    First Look at Lina Frey’s Retractable Skylight and Sidewalk CrêpeThe former owner of Boucarou opens a new spot across from his old digs.
  2. Slideshow
    First Look at Red Betty’s, Serving French-Senegalese TonightFormer Asia de Cuba and China Grill chef Malik Fall takes over the former Boucarou space.
  3. Openings
    A Closer Look at Blue Elm, Now Serving French-African Fusion (and Sushi!)A former Boucarou and Jeffrey Chodorow chef blends French, Japanese, and Senegalese.
  4. NewsFeed
    Boucarou Was Indeed ‘Dangerously Sexy’ on MondayMore details on the shooting outside of the lounge’s weekly hip-hop party.
  5. NewsFeed
    Incidents Outside of Boucarou, Mr. Black; Madness in MeatpackingThe ‘Daily News’ portrays the meatpacking district in a Dante-esque fashion.
  6. Back of the House
    ‘Top Chef’ Contestant Sara Nguyen on How It Feels to Get Thrown Top 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.
  7. Neighborhood Watch
    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]