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  1. Coming Soon
    The Writing Room Will Have Better Food Than Elaine’s DidThe new owners have big plans for the old Elaine’s space, but will preserve the iconic restaurant’s legacy.
  2. Coming Soon
    The Writing Room Moves Into Former Elaine’s SpaceThe name is a nod to famed Elaine’s customers Woody Allen and Norman Mailer.
  3. Big Deals
    Elaine’s Space Gets a Tenant, Plans Are Shaping UpA new tenant has applied for a liquor license on the Upper East Side.
  4. The Long Good-bye
    Searching for a New Hang in a Post-Elaine’s WorldA member of “the Elaine’s diaspora” reflects on a year out of the roost.
  5. Sales
    New Owners of Elaine’s AnnouncedThey’re the Glicks.
  6. No Go
    There Won’t Be an Elaine Kaufman Writers Foundation After AllA group of onetime Elaine’s regulars have been blocked from using the restaurateur’s name.
  7. Memorabilia
    Elaine’s Auction Raises $400,000Table No. 1 alone fetched $8,750.
  8. Openings
    Amsterdam Billiards Owner to Open ‘Grown-up Cocktail Lounge’ for theGreat Hunt plans to open Cafe Tallulah on Columbus Avenue next March.
  9. Elaine’s
    Elaine’s Auction Offers Table No. 1, Keith Hernandez–Signed BaseballElaine Kaufman’s estate will be auctioned off on September 24.
  10. Quote of the Day
    Isn’t It AlwaysThe future of Elaine’s is “all about the real estate.”
  11. Closings
    Will Elaine’s Become a P. J. Clarke’s?That’s the rumor.
  12. Closings
    Lipton, Lapham, Talese, and Others Have One Last Drink at Elaine’sOur report from outside the packed send-off last night.
  13. Closings
    Woody Allen on Elaine’s Closing: ‘I Was Crushed’“Despite the unrelenting bad food I went there every night for decades, and it was such a fabulous experience.”
  14. Closings
    Elaine’s Will Close Next WeekNew owner Diane Becker gives up the ghost.
  15. Spot Check
    Mr. Big Wants Elaine’s to Become Steve’sBut others say it’s doing just fine, thank you.
  16. Memories
    British GQ’s Remembrance of ‘Loud, Stupid,After incensing “Page Six” earlier, Michael Wolff’s thought piece about Elaine’s hits the net.
  17. Backers of the House
    Is Columbus Tavern the Newest Media Haunt?Behind-the-scenes backers are pulling in a media-heavy crowd.
  18. R.I.P.
    Remembering Hickey (Fondly) and Elaine (Not So Fondly)The late proprietors of Hickey’s and Elaine’s.
  19. R.I.P.
    Amy Sacco Likes the Idea of Graydon Carter Buying Elaine’sSacco says Elaine Kauffman was like her “fairy godmother.”
  20. R.I.P.
    The Fate of Elaine’s Is DecidedThe uptown literary saloon will go on.
  21. R.I.P.
    More Memories of ElaineElaine Kaufman’s memorial service was yesterday.
  22. R.I.P.
    The Quotable Elaine KaufmanThe Elaine zingers just keep coming.
  23. R.I.P.
    Death Threats, Dress-Downs, and Still More Fond Memories of ElaineThe latest eulogies for a legendary restaurateur.
  24. R.I.P.
    Everybody Remembers ElaineAcross the Internet, journalist and celebrities remember the inimitable owner of Elaine’s.
  25. R.I.P.
    Legendary Hostess Elaine Kaufman Dies at 81Literary clubhouse Elaine’s will go on without its “salty den mother.”
  26. Celebrity Settings
    Chris Noth Sings in Elaine’s; Gwyneth Paltrow Laughs at Smith & MillsPlus: Chloë Sevigny indulges at Sundaes and Cones, Anna Wintour jumps on the Pulino’s bandwagon, and more in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  27. 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.
  28. Celebrity Settings
    Justin Bieber Flees to the Eldridge; Matt Damon Tips Big at Stanton SocialAnd more, in our complete roundup of celebrity dining.
  29. Celebrity Settings
    Jersey Shore Cast Members Do Sushi Before ArmaniPlus, two Miss Universes chat up their immigration lawyer at Sòlo, and Bono makes demands at Butter.
  30. Celebrity Settings
    Jay-Z and A-Rod Lunch at Nello; Tom Brokaw Dines at Grand Central Oyster BarPlus: Uma Thurman and Amy Sacco at Hotel Griffou, Drew Nieporent dines with D.A. Robert Morgenthau at Nobu, and more, in our weekly roundup of bold-faced meals.
  31. Celebrity Settings
    Todd English Drinks Away the Pain; Jane Lynch Gets Frisky Over DinnerYour regular roundup of where the pretty people are getting their calories.
  32. Mediavore
    The Price of Saffron Rises; Is Julia & James Next?Plus: Saffron prices soar, and a new book about the best food clique ever, all in our morning news roundup.
  33. Celebrity Settings
    Shaq Celebrates Cavs at Civetta; A-Rod and Kate Hudson Enjoy Obligatory Binge atPlus: Leo hits up Burger Joint and Ivanka Trump goes downtown for dinner at Frank, in our weekly roundup of where the pretty people are…
  34. Mediavore
    Wine-World Scandal; 49 Percent of New Yorkers Stop Dining OutPlus: Southern Hospitality’s sexual-harassment suit gets weirder, and Elaine’s owner still going strong, all in our morning news roundup.
  35. Great Rooms
    Elaine’s Crash PadA panoramic view of Elaine Kaufman’s Upper East Side apartment.
  36. The Inn Crowd
    Credit Where Crudité Is DueGraydon Carter confesses he may have borrowed here and there when he opened the Waverly Inn.
  37. Ask a Waiter
    Former Elaine’s Bartender Brian McDonald Tells AllIn ‘Last Call at Elaine’s,’ Brain McDonald, who tended bar at the Upper East Side saloon-cum-salon from 1986 to 1997, recalls his time as a recovering alcoholic, trying to stay sober in one of the city’s most glamorous drinking dens.
  38. Mediavore
    Elaine’s Turns 45; Chefs Cursing Too $&#*$@% MuchLiterary hangout Elaine’s turned 45 on Sunday, Tom Colicchio doesn’t think profane language is appropriate for chefs, and “Big Lou” Elrose enjoys his moment in the sun and smoke.
  39. The New York Diet
    Dominic Chianese Can’t Avoid the BreadDominic Chianese is singing Italian standards tonight at Columbus 72. But what did he eat this week?
  40. NewsFeed
    Momofuku Ko Hoping to Open in Two Weeks; No Malice Palace PrevailsDuring last night’s CB3 meeting, partner Andrew Salmon would reveal only that Momofuku Ko will hit capacity at fourteen, with no waiters and with fixed menus changing daily. “You sit directly across from the cook,” Salmon told the board. He kept the “vaguely Asian” food quiet, conceding only that it would include “all local ingredients … all sustainable development.” Unfortunately, he didn’t take the time to make sure a petition was including in the application, so no motion could be passed. Projected opening date: two weeks’ time!
  41. Celebrity Settings
    Kobe Dines on Kobe at Kobe; Nobu Gives Manning a Standing OFashion Week brought the usual celebrity infestation to town last week for glitzy after-parties, but we’ve already covered those. The real question is, where did the “normals” catch a bite? And of course by normals we mean billionaires, Nobel Prize winners, and Super Bowl champs, all of whom made the scene this week.
  42. Celebrity Settings
    ‘Scruffy Loner’ Heath Ledger Ate Solo at Grotta Azzurra As our sister blog Daily Intel has pointed out, this week was all about Tom Brady and Eli Manning sightings, with Tom and Gisele hitting the town (what else is new?) and Eli making it a quiet week. Michael Strahan also found a moment to sip chowder (question being, was it New York or New England style?). On a somber note, the Daily News uncovered Heath Ledger’s haunts in Soho: Spring Street Natural and Miro Café among them. The sighting we were most intrigued by, however, occurred in Park City, Utah: Sirio Maccioni eschewed trendier restaurants to hit Burger King. Now there’s a Whopper freakout we’d pay to see.
  43. Celebrity Settings
    Ben Stiller Crashes a Party at Fiamma, Penélope Cruz Makes Out at Every Friday a notable New Yorker tells us where they’ve been eating, but where are the rest of them chowing down? Starting this week we’ll sort through the gossip columns à la Ils Vont (RIP) to tell you who’s been seen where (casual sightings only — boring galas, vodka launches, and pluggy appearances don’t count). We’ll eventually compile a ranking of restaurants most often visited by celebs. Not that you care about that sort of thing! Oh, but if you do, won’t you please leave your own sightings in the comments?
  44. The Gobbler
    Congratulations: You’re Headed to Siberia!During the course of a recent breakneck tour of restaurants in London, the Gobbler found himself paying Kobe-beef-like prices for taxi rides and eating, among other things, more pig’s head than he ever thought humanly possible. Unlike in New York, the maître d’s of London weren’t lying in wait for the Gobbler, and photos of his giant mug weren’t plastered in every kitchen. So he also found himself dining in that vast restaurant wasteland known as Siberia. He was seated by the great yawning kitchen doors at a hot new restaurant in Piccadilly, among tourists from Singapore at Gordon Ramsay’s newest place, and next to a giant flower pot at the Connaught Hotel. The experience prompted the Gobbler to compose another one of his lists. You know you’re sitting in Siberia when …
  45. Mediavore
    A Haute Barnyard Ethics Crisis; KFC Rats Hit the Big TimeElaine Kaufman, the beloved proprietress of actor hangout Elaine’s, has seen a lot of Oscar parties and talks about them in this Q&A. [NYDN] An Haute Barnyard ethics crisis: Blue Hill’s Dan Barber on the day he added almond oil to his carrots. [NYT] Related: The Haute Barnyard Hall of Fame [Grub Street] The rats running around that KFC-Taco Bell have become a tourist attraction. [NYT] Related: Oh, Rats [Daily Intel]