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Compass

  1. Neighborhood Watch
    A Multi-Chef, Asian-Food Extravaganza; Half-Price Wine at CompassPlus: outdoor seating at the General Greene, and Earth Day cupcakes at Magnolia, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  2. The Other Critics
    Bruni Calls Macao Silly; Buttermilk Channel Too Sweet for Alan RichmanPlus: Robert Sietsema finds the city’s best date dish, and Danyelle Freeman wears jeans to Le Cirque, all in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  3. Neighborhood Watch
    Hostess Fantasies May Come True in the EV; Pork and Funnel Cakes Find Each OtherBoerum Hill: Sunday’s Atlantic Antic Street Festival = live music + copious gut busters ranging from baklava and funnel cake to pulled pork and roasted corn. [Hell’s Half Acre] East Village: The Bourgeois Pig plans to move to a new location next week, which means the original space is that much closer to becoming a New World wine-and-beer bar serving homemade versions of Hostess snacks! [Imbible] Harlem: One of uptown’s favorite food carts, Super Tacos on 96th and Broadway, is a finalist at the Vendy Awards this Saturday. [Uptown Flavor] Midtown East: Nikki Beach restaurant and nightclub wants to lure you back in the morning with a weekend buffet brunch. [Grub Street] Soho: Joe on Greene Street near Prince introduces a Fall program of coffee-related classes including “Coffee & The Environment”; “How to Cup: Single Origin Coffee”; and “How to Cup: Exploring Roasteries” that will begin in October. [Grub Street] Upper West Side: Just the right bargain to make us think about how much mark-up we’ve been getting charged for wine: Order the $35 prix fixe on Sundays at Compass restaurant and any bottle you order is 50 percent off. [Grub Street]
  4. Back of the House
    Two Starrs, Another Frederick’s, and More Tables at BabboThe latest comings and goings: Restaurants spawn offshoots, Stephen Starr throws a couple more chips down, and Babbo opens its basement. Regina Schrambling explains the insanity of our big-box restaurants to Los Angelenos: “Everything about the trend should feel wrong, but somehow it connects in this changing city.” [LAT] Starr “looking to do two more concepts” downtown: tapas and (hold your breath) another Asian. [NYP] The Flo chart: Dennis Foy, the man behind Mondrian and EQ, comes home to roost at Lo Scalco; Sushi of Gari, Frederick’s, Pastrami Queen, and Persepolis relocate or branch out; and more. [NYT] A profile of Compass’s John Fraser, just named a “chef to watch” by Esquire. [NYDN] Da Bronx snubbed by Zagat? [NYDN] Babbo now lets you dine in the wine cellar. [Eater]