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  1. Openings
    What to Eat at Cotenna, the New Italian Restaurant Inside the ’ino SpaceGrilled lamb chops, octopus, and traditional pastas.
  2. Corked
    ’Inoteca’s Going Out in a Blaze of Bargain-Basement-Wine GloryIt all started with half off all whites and rosés.
  3. Closings
    ’Inoteca Closes Saturday NightDenton says he and his partner have decided to return the space to its landlord.
  4. Retsaurant News
    Restaurateur Jason Denton Files for BankruptcyDenton’s lawyer says he opened too many restaurants during a recession.
  5. Closings
    Masak in the East Village Shutters; Betto Closes in WilliamsburgWe’ve lost Italian and a Singaporean restaurants.
  6. Closings
    West Village Restaurant ’ino Closes After Fifteen YearsThank you for all the truffled egg toast.
  7. Restaurateur Shuffles
    Jason Denton’s Brother Joe Leaves ‘Ino EmpireHe’s making a “fresh start” in Australia.
  8. The Grub Street Diet
    Playwright Adam Rapp Relies on Kit Kat Bits, Gets His Veggies From the Juice“When I’m in stressful situations, I go back to the same foods, so that’s what’s happening with the tuna sandwich, and also that turns into Kit Kat Bits”
  9. Contests
    Seeking the Greatest Sandwich Ideas Since Sliced BreadCer Té and ‘ino invite you to put your Dagwood skills to work.
  10. Video Feed
    Super Bowl Planner: Drink Specials to Special SandwichesWhere to go to watch the game or what to feed your guests.
  11. NewsFeed
    Dream Match: Dentons vs. MartignettisJason Denton of Bar Milano charts his career from his humble beginnings as a Union Square Café waiter to his work at the helm of Lupa, ’ino, and ’inoteca.
  12. Back of the House
    ‘Esquire’ Sandwich Survey Is Spot-on Ever since that glorious, immortal, probably imaginary day when the Earl of Sandwich, unwilling to leave his gaming table, directed a manservant to put meat between two slices of bread, the art of sandwich-making has flourished. Esquire’s “Best Sandwiches in America” offers a deluxe overview of America’s best, and we have to say, it’s about the most judicious such survey we’ve seen. The sandwiches chosen for the cities we know well, like the pork-and-provolone number at John’s Roast Pork in Philadelphia, or the Monte Cristo at Canter’s in L.A., are exactly the ones we would have picked, and the ones from cities we’ve never visited, like the Reggie Deluxe in Pine State Biscuits in Portland, Oregon (“fried chicken, bacon, cheddar, gravy, and an over-easy egg on a cream-top buttermilk biscuit still hot from the outdoor oven”), make us want to travel more.
  13. Mediavore
    Chang Has Big Dreams for Vegas; Nobu to CaterDavid Chang plans to open a Momofuku in Vegas where everyone “wants you to do well. [And] there are no government officials who go after you and none of the bull[bleep] that’s in New York City.” [NYP] Nobu heads to the Sundance Film Festival this January as the first push to establish a catering arm of the company. [NYP] Gordon Ramsay at the London, Insieme, and Toloache are some of the newer restaurants spicing up pre-theater dining. [NYT]
  14. The Underground Gourmet
    Sandwiches of the Week: In Celebration of National Grilled-Cheese Month Not that anyone needs to be reminded, but April is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month. In honor of this auspicious occasion, we bring you our picks for New York’s best grilled cheese, from Keller-crafted high to Kraft-oozing low.
  15. The Underground Gourmet
    Teach a Man to Make a Sandwich of the Week … Last week, the Underground Gourmet recommended Zingerman’s Reuben sandwich kit as the perfect holiday gift for the sandwich nut on your list. This week — in acknowledgement of the fact that even Kate’s Paperie cannot wrap a Reuben sandwich well enough so that placing it beneath a Christmas tree for several days would not run the risk of Taco-Belling the giftee — the UG has come up with a superb alternative gift idea. It’s the new book, called Simple Italian Sandwiches (HarperCollins; $21.95), by Jennifer and Jason Denton, and it requires no refrigeration. As anyone who knows anything about Italian sandwiches is aware, Jason Denton is to panini, bruschetta, and tramezzini what Masa Takayama is to sushi, sashimi, and Kobe sukiyaki. The Dentons opened the West Village panini parlor ‘ino back in 1998, and it’s fair to say that they started the whole local craze for delicately balanced, deceptively simple Italian sandwiches, and that no one outside of the Boot does a better job of it.
  16. In the Magazine
    The Underground Gourmet Contemplates Panini, Head InjuriesIn their guise as the Underground Gourmet, dynamic duo Rob and Robin weigh in this week with an enthusiastic review of Brooklyn ‘ino-homage Bocca Lupo (translation: wolf’s mouth). They single out the panini, calling it “perfect finger food, sparingly filled with sharp complementary flavors,” but not before answering the Big Question: Do they ever see themselves opening their own restaurant? (Answer: Yes, if they were somehow left with “severely diminished mental faculties.”)