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  1. coming soon
    Trump’s Soho Hotel Will Finally Get a New RestaurantSpring & Varick promises “playful and interactive dishes.”
  2. closings
    Koi, in the Trump Soho, Will Close, Citing a Sharp Drop in Business“Before Trump won we were doing great.”
  3. Osetra
    Koi at the Trump Soho Hotel Suing Insurance Company Over Sandy ClaimThe restaurant says it lost thousands of dollars after the power went out.
  4. Celebrity Settings
    Jennifer Aniston Brunches at Fred’s; Reese Witherspoon Drinks at CellarPlus: ‘Smash’ cast members drown their sorrows at Catch, and more, in this week’s roundup.
  5. Celebrity Settings
    ScoJo Eats With Bradley Cooper at The Bel-Air; The Killers Chow at Comme CaMeanwhile, Mel Gibson and Florence Henderson defined dichotomy while dining at Cafe de Rey.
  6. Happy Birthday!
    Koi Celebrates Ten Years Through Ten Takes on Crispy RiceThe glitzy Japanese restaurant is offering a limited edition flight of crispy rice.
  7. Mediavore
    Roy Choi Penning Bio for Bourdain; What Are L.A.’s Douchiest Bars?The book will detail the Kogi mastermind’s wild youth in L.A. through the founding of his Korean taco truck.
  8. High Rollers
    Koi Will Replace Quattro Gastronomia Italiana at Trump Soho HotelTrump and Koi, together at last. What took them so long?
  9. Celebrity Settings
    Vince Young Bought Drinks for Drake and J. Cole; Katie Couric Dating Again, atPlus: George Lucas met with Francis Ford Coppola, Ivanka Trump celebrated her husband’s birthday, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  10. The Other Critics
    Gelt Learns The Hippie Lingo at Cafe Gratitude; Gold Offers Tipping TipsSorry kids, it’s 20% every time. Yes, EVERY time.
  11. The Other Critics
    Virbila Declares Sotto a Game-Changer; Gold Champions Son of a GunThe L.A. Times thinks Sotto is the first serious contender to the dominance of Northern Italian restaurants in L.A.
  12. Celebrity Settings
    Vivica Fox Back at Casa Vega; Katie Holmes is Crazy (for Sprinkles Cupcakes)Meanwhile, Taylor Swift gives thanks to Ismail Mohan at RockSugar.
  13. Outrages
    Rouge Tomate Trims the Fat on Its Tasting MenuOnly 1,000 calories? What if we’re still hungry?
  14. Neighborhood Watch
    Koi and Trophy Bar Help Japan; Five Guys Comes to Cobble HillPlus: Capital Grille gets artsy again, Sunset Park getting a “jungle-themed club,” and more, in our daily neighborhood watch.
  15. Celebrity Settings
    Stevie Wonder Finds a Place in the Sun at Gladstone’s; Katherine Heigl EatsAnd in other not-so-surprising news, underage Miley Cyrus appears to have gotten plastered again.
  16. Celebrity Settings
    Jimmy Cliff Eats at SLS Hotel; Fred Savage Enjoys Mahon at Pal CabronGrammy’s week brought Justin TImberlake, Cee-Lo Green, and Miranda Lambert out to eat in L.A.
  17. Celebrity Settings
    Angelina Jolie Shops at Whole Foods; Elton John Hits E. BaldiA star-packed week for restaurants after The Golden Globes.
  18. Lawsuits
    Jerry Brown Wrongly Implicates Koi In Car Wash Scandal“I would have hoped that the head legal officer of this State would not jump to conclusions on a basis of guilt by association,” says a representative of the restaurant.
  19. Lawsuits
    At The Car Wash: Koi Owners NOT Being Sued For Worker ExploitationAttorney General Jerry Brown rails against the restaurant’s flashy image and yellowtail tartare.
  20. The Grub Street Diet
    Fashion Designer Jill Stuart Eats Hamburger Cake, Invites Her Favorite Chef to“I don’t like watery coffee. Skim milk ruins it. If I’m really treating myself, I’ll take heavy cream.”
  21. Celebrity Settings
    Milestone Birthday Parties for Demi Lovato at Buddakan, Hayden Panettiere at KoiPlus: Russell Brand’s star power transcends his scruffy attire, Ramona Singer is dining and of course wining, and more in our weekly roundup of celebrities’ meals out.
  22. Mediavore
    Suns Coach Gets Food Poisoning Downtown; Hulk Hogan Sues Post FoodsWas there a conspiracy to make Alvin Gentry puke during the playoffs and could Bam Bam beat The Hulkster?
  23. Celebrity Settings
    Madonna Spazz Attack Rumored at Soho HouseDid Madonna have a cow at a new club?
  24. Celebrity Settings
    Vivica Fox Plays Cougar at Casa de Vega; Aniston Eats Out at Cliff’s EdgeVivica Fox brings attention to her Sherman Oaks hideaway while Jennifer Aniston has a dinner date with Gerard Butler.
  25. User’s Guide
    A Brief History of Restaurant Rip-off LawsuitsMr. Chow isn’t the first to sue for identity theft. But could he be the first to win?
  26. NewsFeed
    Damn the Recession and Order a $1,000 Sushi RollNever mind our hypothesis that publicists are feeling the recession: High-ticket items are still a go-to gimmick.
  27. The New York Diet
    Model-Heiress Lydia Hearst-Shaw Obsesses Over Sushi, Wears Caviar Lydia Hearst-Shaw’s profile has only risen since People Magazine named her one of its “50 Most Beautiful People” in 2004. After modeling for Prada, Bottega Veneta, Clinique, MAC cosmetics, and more, the Hearst heiress and Heatherette darling was recently photographed for German fashion magazine Tush: “I got to smear caviar on my face. They warmed up an artichoke in a microwave and made it a little wet and they took it apart and they pulled my hair back and clipped it all over my head, so I looked like one of those Cabbage Patch Kids. I definitely wasn’t smelling too great after.” Sensing her love of food, we met up with her at SushiSamba and asked her what she ate during the past week.