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  1. Tipping
    Joe’s Crab Shack Says Its No-Tipping Policy Isn’t WorkingCustomers “spoke very loudly” and “voted with their feet.”
  2. Tipping
    Gabriel Stulman Jumps on the No-Tipping BandwagonHe’s changing his policy at Fedora to start.
  3. Grub Guides
    13 Restaurant Cocktails That Don’t SuckDespite what Pete Wells says, there are many great mixed drinks.
  4. Leftovers
    Court Street Grocers Delivers; Beautique Serves Australian Black TrufflesPlus, Long Island Bar makes dinner available all the time, Sweetgreen serves Kaizen Trading’s sunflower hozon, and more, in today’s leftovers.
  5. The Grub Street Diet
    Toro’s Ken Oringer Celebrates New Year’s and a Two-Star“I won’t have a week the rest of the year that will be like this past week.”
  6. Great Noise Boom
    Platt: Why Restaurants Are Louder Than EverA look at the most disruptive restaurant trend over the past decade.
  7. Leftovers
    Blue Smoke’s Beer Pairings; Fedora’s Throwback DinnerPlus: New cocktails at Gotham, and more, in today’s Leftovers.
  8. Supergroups
    Jeffrey’s Grocery Loses Chef Eric Milley, Gains Little Wisco ChefMcDuffee, Toscana, Tran, Brunet-Benkritly, Ho.
  9. The Grub Street Diet
    Ricky Van Veen Eats Lean Cuisine to Offset Twix Bars, LovesHe’s oblivious to sugar highs and intimidated at Cafe Select.
  10. The Grub Street Diet
    Food Writer Melissa Clark Grills Bone Marrow for Breakfast, Is Very Good at“You can chew on the bones and very, very delicately kind of spit them out. It’s a dainty maneuver.”
  11. The Grub Street Diet
    Restaurateur Gabriel Stulman Loves Delivery, Does Date Night at the Dutch“I had what they call the Pecan Duck, as in the nut. And I thought it was genius, witty, and super spot-on.”
  12. In the Magazine
    Adam Platt on Fedora; Details on Torrisi Offshoot, ParmIn this week’s issue of ‘New York.’
  13. The Other Critics
    Sifton Impressed by Veritas; Cuozzo Thinks Red Rooster ‘Makes Lenox AvenuePlus: Greene enjoys La Silhouette, Sutton says Fedora has “more hits than misses,” and more, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  14. The Other Critics
    Sifton Praises Red Rooster’s Diversity; Cheshes Impressed byPlus: Ed Levine enjoys brunch at Minetta Tavern, Sutton names Fish Tag ‘most disappointing restaurant of the year,’ and more, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  15. The Other Critics
    Sifton Finds Fish Tag ‘Strange and Frustrating’; Cuozzo Thinks CianoPlus: Sietsema praises Fedora, Greene disappointed by Ember Room, and more, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  16. The Other Critics
    Sifton Enjoys Hunan Kitchen of Grand Sichuan; Cheshes Names MillesimePlus: Ed Levine impressed by the new Fedora, Gael Greene raves about Patricia’s, and more, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  17. Front of the House
    Should Restaurants Bother With Soft Openings Anymore?In the age of Yelp restaurants are forced to do more exclusive previews, or be on their game from the get-go.
  18. Slideshow
    First Look at Gabriel Stulman’s Fedora, Swinging Its Doors Open TonightThe former speakeasy that’s long been synonymous with Fedora Dorato gets a new owner, a new look, and a new menu.
  19. Openings
    Stoned Crow Dies; Fedora Rises From AshesThe West Village loses a fixture and (sort of) regains one.
  20. Openings
    Fedora Gets Chef From Au Pied de CochonPlus, more on Jeffrey’s Grocery.
  21. Empire Building
    Stulman Turns West Village Into ‘Little Wisco’Badgers overrun West 4th Street?
  22. Closings
    Remembering FedoraAnd the patron who died before he got his dinner order in.
  23. Closings
    What a Drag: Gay Institution Starlite Lounge Will Close This WeekendPlus, Fedora has officially called it quits.
  24. Empire Building
    Or Is Joseph Leonard’s Owner Taking Fedora?Will Gabriel Stulman take over a West Village institution?
  25. Closings
    Could Noel Ashman Be Taking Over West Village Fixture Fedora?The former speakeasy is closing after 58 years.
  26. Neighborhood Watch
    Hardee’s and Little Louie’s Damaged in Fort Greene Fire; MissionPlus: L’Ecole adds spring menu items, and Graydon Carter & Co. to take over Fedora, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  27. Temporary Closings
    Munchies, Fedora Reopen; Meat-Stick Shack Remains ClosedPlus, more updates on recent shutterings.
  28. Neighborhood Watch
    Bar Milano Merely Weeks Away; Winegasm Hopes to Avoid Schism in AstoriaWinegasm has a terrible name but a good location, Fedora is truly old-school, and Bar Milano isn’t far off.
  29. NewsFeed
    Waverly Inn Dodges Health Department’s Bullet, Fedora Takes a Hit Today the Times tells us that the Waverly Inn failed a recent health inspection. Presumably something to do with celebrity infestation. As far as we’re concerned, the more compelling story lies nearby at 239 West 4th Street, the address of another subterranean eatery, Fedora. On the night of Friday the 13th, a health inspector informed the former speakeasy’s proprietress of 55 years, 87-year-old Fedora Dorado, that he was shutting her down for 129 points worth of violations ranging from not having a sink behind the bar to evidence of mice (the restaurant has a garden). We reached her at her restaurant to hear a tale as woeful as the Inhouse Nosh saga.
  30. Neighborhood Watch
    Green Nightclub Attempts to Save Chelsea From Being So OverBrooklyn Heights: Montague Street poised for burger wars as the chain Five Guys Famous enters the fray. [The Brooklyn Paper] Central Park: The Boathouse is open. [Eater] Chelsea: Jon B. will open the first green nightclub, trading the B crowds for the untapped alcoholic, occasional recycler market. [Down by the Hipster] Dumbo: A snapshot of La Bagel Delight makes a statement for Franco-American diplomacy. [Dumbo NYC] East Village: At Thai Me Up, a new revisionist báhn mì shop, sautéed vegetables and various sauces sub in for sriracha and the usual cold toppings. [The Strong Buzz] Red Hook: Vendors discover the “soft opening” at the ball fields; next weekend the full array of pupusas and meat on sticks should be available. [Brooklyn Record] Soho: Bon Anniversaire! Balthazar celebrates ten years of beautiful design and hot babes today and tonight with free Champagne. [House and Garden] West Village: Red-velvet cupcakes from Harlem’s Make My Cake now commuting to the new Southern Gourmet Pantry at 529 Hudson. [Blog Chelsea] Department of Health shutters Fedora; a sign claims the restaurant’s fixing its sink. [Grub Street]