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  1. openings
    Frenchette’s Chefs Open Midtown’s New Megabistro, Le RockLee Hanson and Riad Nasr’s new project is the latest restaurant to land in Rockefeller Center. It’s a big one.
  2. restaurant review
    Review: The Lobster Club Is Asian-Fusion FantasiaIt’s described as a “Japanese brasserie,” but the template has clearly been lifted from Asian-fusion megahits like Nobu and Tao.
  3. openings
    John Fraser Is Opening a Gimmick-Free Brasserie in the West VillageThe menu at the Loyal is familiar and creative, with gastropubby-sounding fare like bistro mushrooms with bone-marrow bread crumbs and shrimp scampi.
  4. Empire Building
    Alain Giruad Bringing Anisette to IrvineO.C. lost Drago but will gain a brasserie from an L.A. legend.
  5. Reopenings
    What to Eat at the New Chaya VeniceVenice’s hot spot has traded in the sushi focus for wider appeal.
  6. Openings
    What to Eat and Drink at Quadrupel Brasserie, Open in PasadenaBelgian beer and French dining come together in The San Gabriel Valley.
  7. Openings
    What to Eat at Delphine, Open Thursday at The W Hotel HollywoodEggs dominate a global-inspired French bistro.
  8. Slideshow
    Slideshow: What You Missed At Anisette’s Basque WeekPhotos of Anisette’s Basque additions to their Santa Monica brasserie.
  9. Menus
    What to Eat at Chaya Brasserie, Now Serving a New MenuChaya Brasserie celebrates a birthday with a new menu, design, and uniforms.
  10. Neighborhood Watch
    Hecho en Dumbo Leaves Brooklyn; Sunburnt Cow Roasts a CowPlus: The Cheyenne Diner begins its Southern voyage, and Brasserie celebrates 50 years of being très Français.
  11. Chef Shuffle
    Jonathan Benno Will Leave Per Se for Lincoln Center ProjectThomas Keller’s right-hand man has been lured away by the Patina Group.
  12. Deals
    Half-Off Drinks and Dip at FreemansThe restaurant at the end of the alley is turning 5.
  13. Openings
    Boulud’s DBGB Is Poised for Late AprilAt least four dozen beers on tap!
  14. Recession Is Your Friend
    Sharing Plates Loses Cheapskate StigmaRestaurants are less snobby about diners who split food.
  15. Recession Is Your Friend
    Doggie Bags En Vogue?A wider variety of people are taking home even the smallest amount of leftovers.
  16. Separated at Birth
    Gaslight of Boston: Most Audacious Wannabistro of All Time?The menus, the website, the interior design — shameless!
  17. Menus
    Fresh’s New Chef, Michael Ferraro, Freshens Up the MenuBigeye tuna, direct from Hawaii.
  18. NewsFeed
    Franklin Becker Needs More Chefs to Fight AutismFranklin Becker’s restaurant project is on the rocks, but that doesn’t matter. He needs chefs to help fight autism.
  19. NewsFeed
    Franklin Becker Leaving Brasserie to Start Bedford FallsFranklin Becker, the chef at Brasserie, is leaving the restaurant to pursue his own projects. One is a New American restaurant called Bedford Falls, opening this fall or winter. Bedford Falls, of course, is the name of the town in It’s a Wonderful Life, and Becker says he chose it to convey the “classic, traditional” American theme of the restaurant. “It won’t be comfort food, but rather modern reworkings of classic American tastes in a comfortable atmosphere. Bacon always goes with scallops, so my pork belly and scallops will naturally fit right in.” Becker is now in negotiations with two landlords and will release the new address once the lease is signed. Becker is also in talks about a TV project, but he was reticent to disclose any information prematurely. “It’s almost done,” he says. “It could happen in the next few days.”
  20. Neighborhood Watch
    American Grill Rejected by the E.V.; Second Ave. Deli to Open in JanuaryAstoria: The “Sophia Loren” pie at Michael Angelo’s II on 23rd Avenue near 29th Street is said to blow away the neighborhood’s pizza competitors, and with the not-so-innovative toppings of mozzarella, tomato, basil, and sauce. [Joey in Astoria] Carroll Gardens: Lucali overwhelmingly won an albeit mini-poll for the hood’s best pizza parlor. [Bergen Carroll] Chinatown: The owners of new restaurant U-Choose Express on Mott Street have decided to decorate their space with an old sign from fifties diner Lonnie’s Coffee Shoppe that was uncovered during renovation. [NYT via Lost City] East Village: After only five months American Grill is giving up the ghost. Did its blintzes really fail to lure 4 a.m. drunks away from Odessa, was it flat-screen overdose, or just the constant reminder of Kiev’s death by gentrification that did the mod diner in? [Eater] Hell’s Kitchen: Artisanal Premium Cheese Center is hosting a sake and cheese tasting on December 5 to “showcase the lovely synergies that superior Sakes and exquisite (Artisanal Premium) Cheeses share.” [Artisanal Cheese] Midtown East: They may be hoisting their sign today, but the 2nd Avenue Deli probably won’t open until January. [Eater] Midtown West: Bruni’s first impression of Brasserie 44 (after, he notes, Rob and Robin’s) : It looks Scandinavian. [Diner’s Journal/NYT] Sangria 46 at 338 West 46th Street will feature a different sangria each day for the twelve days before Christmas starting on December 13 with three-berry rosé. [Grub Street]
  21. Neighborhood Watch
    Jerry’s Saying Good-bye to SohoAstoria: The newly opened Valverde at the corner of Steinway and 36th Avenue is offering up some fresh Mediterranean flavors. [Joey in Astoria] Boerum Hill: One Girl Cookies gets accused of price deception. [Chowhound] Midtown East: Brasserie, Café Centro, and Naples 45 have each developed tomato-centric menus that can be ordered now through September. [Grub Street] Midtown West: The Treats Truck will hold court at 38th Street and Fifth Avenue on Tuesday. [Treats Truck] Soho: Jerry’s diner will give up the ghost on Sunday after brunch service. [Eater]
  22. Restroom Report
    Making Sure Not to Get Caught on Camera at Brasserie Eateries that get modernist makeovers run the risk of feeling painfully dated after a few years. Take Brasserie. Descending the illuminated glass staircase into the dining room as monitors over the gel bar stools broadcast your grand entry doesn’t carry quite the same thrill these days (not least because the monitors are mostly static now). Seven years on, Brasserie is starting to look a Park Avenue dame wearing Comme des Garçons from five seasons ago. But how are the loos holding up?