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Cafe Des Artistes

  1. Chef Shuffles
    Cafe des Artistes Owner Jean Pierre Bosc Joins Kendall’s BrasserieThe chef worked under Paul Bocuse and is a veteran of Jean Paul Lacombe’s Leon de Lyon.
  2. R.I.P.
    Cafe des Artistes Owner George Lang Has DiedA service will be held Monday.
  3. Neighborhood Watch
    Cafe Tomo Opens on Sawtelle; Broome Street General Store Comes to Silver LakeMeanwhile, Cafe Des Artistes closes shop just as New York names become all the rage.
  4. Reopenings
    Rawr! Menu Revealed for the Leopard at des ArtistesJust what New York needs! Another menu focused on the food of Southern Italy.
  5. Openings
    Café des Artistes Space Will Get $1.5 Million Italian MakeoverAnd the owner of the lease is …
  6. Closings
    Bid on Café des ArtistesSorry, you can’t have the Howard Chandler Christy murals.
  7. Mediavore
    Ruth Reichl Skips Gourmet Party; Rocco’s Musical AmbitionsPlus: Mac and cheese for hipsters, and a Café des Artistes resurrection, all in our morning news roundup.
  8. Mediavore
    Artistes Accusations; Rash Reviews Via Mobile AppsPlus: Continuity plan for Tavern on the Green and declining Champagne sales, all in our morning news roundup.
  9. Celebrity Settings
    Name-dropping MemorialsRichard Bradley laments the loss of Café des Artistes by recalling a magical evening he spent there with Bono.
  10. Closings
    Drew Nieporent ‘Interested’ In Café des Artistes?Will the murals live another day?
  11. Closings
    Café des Artistes Slips AwayThe Upper West Side icon goes on permanent vacation.
  12. Lists
    Grub Street Investigation: What Are the Best- and Worst-Selling RestaurantHow’s Tom Colicchio’s new cookbook doing, and do people really buy these things in general? We crunch the numbers.
  13. Recession Is Your Friend
    Bargain Gift CardsCraigslist isn’t the only place where you can find discounted gift certificates.
  14. Recession Is Your Friend
    Restaurant MonthA handy list of restaurants that have extended their Restaurant Week specials through February, and through the end of the year!
  15. Mediavore
    Jay-Z’s People Said to Play Hardball; John Krasinki Plays Bartender at theJohn Krasinki of ‘The Office’ makes a guest appearance, Café des Artistes said to be on death’s door, and more, in our daily news roundup.
  16. Neighborhood Watch
    W Hotel Set for Harlem; Is the Picnic Club Jinxing Us With Bad Weather?In today’s neighborhood food news, Trader Joe’s cuts off our voyeurism and where to find good desserts that are vegan.
  17. Back of the House
    Joey, Latest ‘Top Chef’ Non-Winner, on Why Rocco Is a Douche Bag Top Chef contestant Joey Paulino may have been a victim of casting last night when he was eliminated instead of Howie or Hung, who both made bigger mistakes but also seem to be the show’s emerging villains. Still, the native Long Islander and executive chef of Café des Artistes saved his ire for guest judge Rocco DiSpirito. He talked to us about why his fellow Long Islander is a “douche bag”.
  18. Back of the House
    Sternbergh Thinks There Are Too Many Locals on ‘Top Chef’Last night’s episode of Top Chef was a bloodbath.
  19. NewsFeed
    ‘Top Chef’ Leak! Café des Artistes’ Paulino to CompeteWe’ve heard that mixed in with the usual assortment of line cooks, caterers, and wannabes on Top Chef’s next season will be a bona fide NYC cook: Joe Paulino, top banana at Café des Artistes. A restaurant manager claimed to be “in shock” when we asked him to confirm that Paulino will be a contestant — Bravo no doubt swears everyone to secrecy — but he admitted that executive sous-chef Kelvin Fernandez is running the kitchen while Paulino is on “vacation”; meanwhile, a lower-level employee told us he knew all about Paulino’s being on Top Chef. (The Bravo publicist we spoke to asked if she could call us back later.) Looks like we’ve already got a favorite.
  20. Three Blocks
    Docs and Journos Get the Greenmarket and Kosher Classics Around 70th andThe micro-micro-neighborhood centered around 70th Street and Columbus Avenue boasts upscale haunts and casual wine bars for private-practice doctors, ABC staffers, and Apple Bank employees, while the area’s cozy cafés cater to freelancers and thirtysomething stroller-pushers.
  21. NewsFeed
    Mr. Chow, Dojo, and Other Biggies So Flunked Their Health Inspections Taking an active interest as we do in hygiene, we keep an eye on the New York Health Department’s restaurant-inspection site. Usually, it’s outer-borough taco joints and the like that flunk their tests. We were surprised today, however, to find a few big names cited for everything from suspect shellfish to — something worse than supect — rats.