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  1. Celebrity Settings
    Cruise Girls Cause a Stir at Balthazar; Beyoncé and Jay-Z Celebrate atPlus: Penn Badgley gets his money’s worth at Mercadito Cantina, Larry Flint shows up big at Elaine’s, and more in our weekly recap of celebrity dining.
  2. Openings
    Cobi Doin’ Work: Levy Takes Former Beatrice SpaceThe hallowed basement will come back to life.
  3. Celebrity Settings
    Ethan Hawke Chaperones at Serafina; Bill Clinton Carbo-loads at ScarpettaPlus: Hayden Panettiere lunches at the Library at the Hudson Hotel, Abby Elliott laughs at Wine and Roses, and more in our weekly roundup of boldface dining.
  4. Celebrity Settings
    Kelly Cutrone Bumped Into Patti Smith and Lou Reed at Omen; Brad Pitt Said Hi toPlus: Madonna meets Sean Penn at Adour Alain Ducasse; Ed Westwick eats movie-theater nachos, and more in our weekly recounting of boldface dining.
  5. Chef Shuffle
    Jason Zukas Takes Over Charles, PermanentlyThe Queens native and winner of Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ is named permanent executive chef at Charles.
  6. Celebrity Settings
    Schumer Shops at Costco; Pelosi Prefers East Village CafésPlus: MK and Ashley Olsen party with the “New York Minute” screenwriter, Sean Lennon eats outside at Da Silvano, and more in our weekly roundup of bold-face dining.
  7. Empire Building
    Table-Turning: Blogger Ben Leventhal Becomes RestaurateurHe’s opening a restaurant with the owner of another restaurant that his blog declared a “shitshow.”
  8. Chef Shuffle
    Charles Names Jason Zukas Temporary ChefA ‘Chopped’ alum takes over for Kristine Mana-ay.
  9. Brunch Time
    What to Eat for Brunch at CharlesThe restaurant is breaking out the truffle oil.
  10. Celebrity Settings
    Hugh Grant and Chris Noth Do Shots With Fans; Ralph Lauren Tours WilliamsburgAnd more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity diners.
  11. Neighborhood Watch
    Pianos and Docks Oyster Bar Temporarily Close; Car Crashes Into Joseph LeonardPlus: Free Wafels & Dinges on Monday, and a No. 7 Sub shop coming to the Ace Hotel.
  12. The Great Outdoors
    The Charles Opens Windows While the Beatrice Boards Them UpThe Charles opens its windows, while the Beatrice boards hers up.
  13. Charles in Charge
    Charles Owner Redecorates After Bruni Smackdown“It read like an amateur-hour book report.”
  14. The Other Critics
    Bruni Gets Fresh With Charles; Cuozzo Charmed by Armani/RistorantePlus: Gael Greene on Kesté, Ryan Sutton on Per Se’s lounge, and more in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  15. Help Wanted
    You’re Invited to (Work at) the CharlesCharles, an invite-only restaurant, needs servers.
  16. Pay to Play
    Supper Club Offers Costly Super-Exclusive VIP Access to HamburgersDinner clubs may have reached a new low.
  17. Bruni Kills Kurve, Secession Yields Mixed ResultsRestaurant Girl is game for Cipolla Rossa and Alan Richman is entertained at Charles, in our weekly review roundup.
  18. The Other Critics
    Alan Richman on Charles: ‘All Media, All Celebrity, All Gorgeous’So the blog hype wasn’t misguided after all?
  19. Chef Shuffle
    Former Charles and Allen & Delancey Chefs SpeakJohn McCallister says he left Charles because of cash-flow problems.
  20. Openings
    Charles (The Next Waverly Inn??) Opens Tonight, But You Are So Not Getting InWe have the menu, but as with consulting chef John DeLucie’s other joint, don’t bother trying to call for a resy.
  21. New York Food & Wine Festival
    Today in New York City Wine & Food Festival CoverageFrom Gordon Ramsay on veal spinal cord to Al Roker on getting special treatment at the Shake Shack.
  22. Openings
    Charles Will Open (to Select Few?) October 20John DeLucie’s new project will apparently have a Waverly Inn–like reservation policy.
  23. Menus
    Supper Club Offers a Taste of Charles’ MenuA look at the menu that Waverly Inn’s John DeLucie helped create.
  24. Openings
    The Owners of Charles Are RevealedAnd details about the interior of John DeLucie’s new project emerge.
  25. Openings
    John DeLucie Introduces Us to CharlesThe Waverly Inn chef tells us about his consulting gig at what may be the West Village’s next hot spot.
  26. NewsFeed
    Breaking: Waverly Inn’s John DeLucie Confirmed In at CharlesTrendy ‘Purple’ magazine is having its Fashion Week party there, but details about the venue are scarce.