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  1. Marketing Gimmicks
    Another Chance to See Padma Lakshmi NakedCall us when there’s evidence she’s a hermaphrodite.
  2. Trimmings
    First Look at Padma Lakshmi’s Most Precious of PreciousesHer jewelry, silly!
  3. NewsFeed
    Putting the ‘Buff’ in Buffet…Grub Street readers, we leave it to you to guess where this sign is posted.
  4. The Other Critics
    Chop Suey Ekes Out a Star; South Gate RavagedIf not for the view, Chop Suey might have gotten a bagel from the ‘Times’; Eighty One doesn’t fare much better elsewhere.
  5. NewsFeed
    Bouley Closing Danube by End of YearDavid Bouley will close Danube and turn it into a traditional French restaurant.
  6. Mediavore
    Paula Deen Encounters ‘Proud’ Naked Man; Rats, Sysco Takes OverPaula Deen is confronted with a naked man in a hotel and kindly gives him her newspaper to cover up with. Not the Food Network star we would have expected this story to be about. [NYP] Rats, big ones, have taken up residence at the KFC-Taco Bell on West 4th Street and Sixth Avenue, and WNBC has the video to prove it. [WNBC] A lot of New Yorkers are cooking up a storm for their Oscar parties. Personally, we think they would do better to heed Rob and Robin’s advice, and just order out. [NYDN] Related: Oscar Night Delivery: East Side Edition Oscar Night Delivery, Part II: West Side [NYM]
  7. Openings
    Chodorow Repudiates Celebrity Chefs, Opens Fish RestaurantIt wasn’t hard to see, after Jeffrey Chodorow’s infamous dustup with Rocco DiSpirito three years ago, that he had about had it with celebrity chefs. Except, apparently, he hadn’t: Chodorow hired Todd English a year later, in hopes, futile, that he’d redeem Tuscan, successor to Tuscan Steak. Earlier this week it was revealed that English Is Italian, the third restaurant to fill that space, will also bite the dust. Finally, Chodorow’s group is determined to avoid celebrity chefs. English Is Italian closes March 17. Wild Salmon, a seafood restaurant with a Pacific Northwest vibe, is slated to open in its place the first week of April.