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  1. The Grub Street Diet
    Mo Rocca Grabs Pre-Sandy Lucky Charms, Appreciates Post-Sandy Caipirinhas“In my mind, I didn’t have to feel guilty about having sugary cereal, because there was a storm coming.”
  2. Neighborhood Watch
    M. Wells Dinette Opening in May; Attend a Culinary Summer CampPlus: Abe & Arthur’s opens its patio; get a burger-and-beer deal, and more neighborhood news.
  3. Neighborhood Watch
    Eataly Hosts Guest Pizzerias; Grilled Cheese Competition Pops Up in SohoPlus: Sixties prices at Big Nick’s Burger Joint, a wine-pairing event at Kingswood, and more neighborhood news.
  4. Let’s Do Brunch
    Booze, Boosts, and Bubble & Squeak Kick-Off Eveleigh’s Weekend BrunchThe owners of New York brunch beacon Kingswood bring weekend brunch to West Hollywood.
  5. Openings
    Eveleigh Brings Intelligent Design and Seasonality From Down Unda’ To The LandTonight Sunset Blvd. gets a locavore restaurant from a mob of Aussie hipsters.
  6. Empire Building
    McNally Takes New West Village Space?Another Pulino’s?
  7. Reopenings
    Hopin’ to ReopenChecking in with Professor Thom’s and Kingswood.
  8. Neighborhood Watch
    ‘City of Hamburgers’ Puppet Show; Brooklyn’s Best WingsAlso in neighborhood food news: $5 lunches in midtown west, and looking for romance in Carroll Gardens.
  9. Neighborhood Watch
    Snow Day Drinking Deals; Kingswood Closes From Fire DamagePlus: another Little Italy Pizza, and homemade cards for a cause at Egg, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  10. Hours of Operation
    Over a Year After Opening, Baddies Is Officially OpeningKingswood’s underground lounge wants to make it official. Again.
  11. Openings
    Subterranean-Lounge Trend Hits Pizza ParlourThe Niagara folks have soft-opened the Cabin Down Below.
  12. Slideshow
    Anthony Martignetti and James Willis Offer a First Look Into Southside, OpeningThe duo have transformed a preppy hangout into what they hope will be something a bit hipper.
  13. NewsFeed
    Kingswood Will Officially Open Its Basement LoungeWhatever that means!
  14. 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.
  15. NewsFeed
    Kingswood Is a Respectable Hipstaurant, Except for That Infernal Song We’ve heard more than one person refer to Kingswood as the new Freemans, and there are similarities: A greeter in an anachronistic hat, a bucolic vibe care of the butterflies on the ceiling, and drinks in which Glenfiddich is “massaged” by figs. There’s even some clothier-restaurateur synchronicity, à la Freemans, since it shares ownership with Ksubi clothing store. But if Kingswood is going to be a true hipstaurant, it’s going to have to put an end to one thing.
  16. In the Magazine
    This Week’s Issue Is All About Simplicity The food news in this week’s issue concerns the simple, the elegant, and the obvious. A guy in Brooklyn tries to raise his food in his backyard. Adam Platt respondes to locavore earnestness by battening down with a box of Oreos. Two Italian restaurants have opened with unambitious, utterly familiar menus, and he likes one of them, Bar Stuzzichini, more than the other, Gemma, which was lucky to escape with a single star. Another Italian restaurant, Accademia di Vino, specializes in grilled pizza, good pasta, and lots of wine, which pleases the Insatiable Critic. In this week’s Openings, Alex Ureña gives up on foam, and another guy in Brooklyn opens a sandwich shop highlighted by a turkey sandwich with potato chips in it. Resto chef Ryan Skeen enjoyed the onion and tomato app at Peter Luger, and the bacon too, so he thought to make a recipe out of all three for In Season. And finally, the city gets three new choices for the age-old conundrum “coffee, tea, or milk.” It’s that kind of week at New York.