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Buddha Bar

  1. The Gavel
    The Old, World-Famous Buddha Bar Is Being Dismantled Right NowThis is the last post about Buddha Bar we’ll ever write, and honestly, it’s making us sad.
  2. Mediavore
    Plastic Bag Ban Rejected; Roger Ebert Begins Food WritingThe senate shoots down environmentally-friendly legislature while a critic who can’t eat much has a knack for writing about eating.
  3. Community Boards
    Neighbors Say ‘Oh, Hell No’ to Buddha Bar and No. 7 OwnersToday in NIMBYism: Nolita and flatiron projects get nods of disapproval.
  4. Reopenings
    Ajna Bar Reopens Tonight, But Ownership Feud ContinuesFamily intrigue on the other side of the world bleeds into the former Buddha Bar.
  5. Top Chef Alumni Newsletter
    Buddha Bar Reincarnated As Ajna Bar’Top Chef’ winner Hung Huynh is the new chef.
  6. Mediavore
    A New Name for Buddha Bar; Culinary Giant Gaston Lenôtre DiesPlus: Sullivan St. treats at ‘wichcraft, and free ceviche at Desnuda, all in our morning news roundup.
  7. Fun With Numbers
    Google Insight Blows Our Mind, Shows Shift From the Buddakans to the MomofukusA look at the most popular restaurant searches of the past four years.
  8. NewsFeed
    Life Is Not Exactly Nirvana for Buddha Bar EmployeesAccording to legal papers filed last week, meatpacking district restaurant-lounge Buddha Bar hasn’t exactly been following the Noble Eightfold Path when it comes to its pay policies. A server, bartender, busboy, and six other employees have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing owner David Kay, CEO Nina Zajic, and GM Peter Jastimi of numerous stingy practices: withholding portions of their tips, redistributing tips to employees who weren’t entitled to them, failing to pay minimum wage, withholding a portion of “service charges” that diners assumed were paid to waiters, and forcing employees to pay for walkouts, uniforms, and credit-card fees. By the looks of these papers, it looks like the restaurant’s giant Buddha is the only thing sitting pretty. Reyes, Goins, and Peralta v. Buddha Bar
  9. Restroom Report
    Visiting the Pachinko Parlors at Tao Last week we took a trip to the Far East to hit the loos at Sapa. Now let’s travel even farther east and a little bit north (Madison Avenue at 55th Street!) to Tao, an eatery that’s so authentically Pan-Asian it boasts an enormous Buddha. But then again, so does every other restaurant in town. So how is Tao to distinguish itself from Megu, Buddakan, Buddha Bar, and the rest of them? Via its restrooms, of course!