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  1. Closings
    Midtown Staple Sushi Zen Will Close After Service TonightToshio Suzuki, who trained celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto, opened the restaurant in 1983.
  2. Restaurant Power Rankings
    Grub Street’s Restaurant Power Rankings: The Estela Team Expands,Find out where to eat in our weekly ranking of the city’s most-buzzed-about restaurants.
  3. Recalls
    Bowery Whole Foods Warns One of Its Cheeses May Have ListeriaDon’t eat the store’s “Pecorino Aged Cheese in Walnut Leaves.”
  4. The Chain Gang
    National Chicken Chain Announces Second Stand-alone Manhattan LocationJust eight blocks from the other location!
  5. Comebacks
    Clearly Canadian’s Triumphant Comeback Hits a Snag, and Fans Are UpsetThe first shipments finally went out this month, but tens of thousands of orders have remained unfulfilled.
  6. Progress
    Congress Will Finally Outlaw Seafood Caught by SlavesObama is expected to sign a bill that closes an 85-year-old loophole on forced labor.
  7. Beer Me
    World’s Best Town to Install Public Beer FountainLocal officials opted for this over fixing their water supply.
  8. Interviews
    One of Brooklyn’s Favorite Chefs Is Headed to a Meal-Delivery Start-upJohnathan Adler will leave Franny’s at the end of March to take over as the culinary manager of Blue Apron.
  9. Coming Soon
    Brooklyn Will Get Its Own Breaking Bad Coffee Shop This Year” … This isn’t a theme park, but a unique coffee shop with just hints of the TV show.”
  10. Health Trends
    Misguided Maker of Skittles and M&Ms Swears Off Artificial DyeWhat would Willy Wonka think?
  11. The Chain Gang
    Beyoncé Is So Powerful She Can Single-Handedly Lift Red Lobster’s SalesOne lyric leads an entire nation to crave popcorn shrimp and cheddar biscuits.
  12. Openings
    First Look at La Sirena, the Latest From Mario Batali and Joe BastianichThe Babbo boys open their first new New York restaurant in ten years (not counting Eataly).
  13. Scams
    Benoît Violier Was Reportedly the Victim of a Million-Dollar Wine ScamA new report says he got screwed out of millions in fine wine.
  14. Awareness
    Meet the People Working to Improve the Lives of Restaurant EmployeesA growing number of advocates say it’s time to give members of the hospitality industry access to programs that actually promote mental and physical wellness.
  15. Dismal Days
    Chipotle’s Postcrisis Earnings ReportDuring the fourth quarter, net income plummeted 44 percent.
  16. RIP
    World-Renowned Chef Benoît Violier Dies of Apparent SuicideThe 44-year-old chef’s restaurant was named the best in the world just a month and a half ago.
  17. Party
    Why It’s (Finally) Time for Restaurant Workers to Celebrate the HolidaysThe holidays are a distant, hazy memory for most, which is why this is the time people in the hospitality industry actually get to enjoy themselves.
  18. Restaurant Power Rankings
    Grub Street’s Restaurant Power Rankings: High Street’s New Dinner, aFind out where to eat in our weekly ranking of the city’s most-buzzed-about restaurants.
  19. Fraudulent Activities
    Wendy’s May Have Suffered a Major Credit-Card BreachThe chain says it’s still “too soon” to know the scope.
  20. News
    Snow Collapsed the Roof at This New Jersey Trader Joe’sThe company is trying to move its 160 employees to other area stores.
  21. Crime Scene
    If You Wanted Another Reason to Hate Dallas BBQ, This Is Probably ItA transgender customer has accused management of doing nothing after strangers sexually harassed her.
  22. Disasters
    Devastating Fire Causes Famed Edwards Smokehouse to Close IndefinitelyTheir ham is renowned by chefs around the country.
  23. Expansions
    Via Carota Will Expand Next DoorExpect dinners to go, book signings, and cicchetti. (Maybe.)
  24. Drops
    Mast Brothers Controversy Sunk Some Shops’ Holiday-Season SalesSome businesses report declines as large as 66 percent compared to the previous year.
  25. Great Ideas
    America Finally Gets the All-Nacho Restaurant It DeservesNachoria gets serious about everybody’s favorite DIY drunk food.
  26. What to Eat
    What to Eat at Momofuku Nishi, Dave Chang’s New ‘Noodle Joint’It’s Italian without being Italian, Noodle Bar without being Noodle Bar, and somehow familiar while still seeming new.
  27. The Chain Gang
    Consumer Groups Accuse McDonald’s of Price-Gouging Franchisees on RentThey claim the chain is charging up to ten times the market rate in the EU.
  28. The Other Critics
    The New York Times Demoted Thomas Keller’s Per Se All the Way Down“Servers sometimes give you the feeling that you work for them, and your job is to feel lucky to receive whatever you get.”
  29. Minimum Wage
    Seattle Area Restaurant Jobs IncreaseAccording to statistics from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
  30. The Chain Gang
    Chipotle Faces Plunging Sales, Is SubpoenaedIt’s gone from bad to worse for the company that is now the center of a criminal investigation.
  31. The Future
    Hydroponic Lettuce Start-Ups Want to Bring Local Produce to AlaskaIndoor farming could change the game for a state that imports as much as 95 percent of its food.
  32. Unexpected Expansions
    Burger Joint Is Not So Secretly Opening in SingaporeThe new location is expected to open in April and there’s one coming to Brazil, too.
  33. Dookie
    Green Day Has Finally Launched Its Own Coffee LineIt’s called Oakland Coffee Works.
  34. The Chain Gang
    Boston’s Norovirus-Stricken Chipotle Should Reopen TodayOfficials traced the virus back to a sick employee.
  35. Cameos
    Why More Restaurants Than Ever Are Hosting Guest-Chef Pop-upsChef cameos can be fun, but they can also be an effective tool for recruiting and maintaining a talented staff.
  36. Closings
    Michael White’s Italian Steakhouse Costata Will Close This MonthThe Soho spot’s final service will be December 31.
  37. The Chain Gang
    Here Are the Changes Chipotle Will Make to Its FoodThe chain still isn’t quite sure what’s making its customers sick.
  38. Missives
    The Mast Brothers Respond“… We never claimed to make all our chocolate exclusively from bean to bar in those early days.”
  39. Health Scares
    Oh, Brother: Even More States Affected by a New Chipotle-Related E. Coli“… We expected that we may see additional cases stemming from this …”
  40. Closings
    Gabriel Stulman’s Montmartre Will Say Au Revoir Early Next YearThe French restaurant is set to close in March.
  41. Out To Lunch
    A Noma Chef Will Try to Fix America’s School-Lunch ProblemsDaniel Giusti calls his plan a “huge undertaking and a risky undertaking.”
  42. Admissions
    The Mast Brothers’ Big AdmissionThe brothers say that they used premade chocolate in their earliest days, despite claims of bean-to-bar authenticity.
  43. Foodievents
    Here Is Your Bocuse d’Or Team for 2017Per Se’s executive sous-chef is leading the charge.
  44. Egg Beaters
    Vegan Favorite Just Mayo Gets to Keep Its NameThe FDA is okay with an egg-free spread calling itself “mayonnaise.”
  45. Closing Time
    Famed Culinary School Le Cordon Bleu Is Shutting Down U.S. OperationsIt cites new federal regulations on for-profit colleges.
  46. The Tipping Game
    Andrew Tarlow Joins the No-Tipping MovementAll of his restaurants will be gratuity-free by the end of next year.
  47. Timelines
    2015 Was Easily the Most Depressing Year in Chipotle’s HistoryThings went from bad to worse for the burrito chain with a once-sterling reputation.
  48. Video Feed
    Did This Food Truck’s Anti-Trump Party Go Too Far?“… A few months ago, another business had three Trump piñatas, and they massacred those things and nobody said anything.”
  49. Openings
    Taavo Somer and Carlos Quirarte Open Le Turtle With a Chef From Blanca and aThe modern French menu features vegetables prominently, along with heartier options like grilled wagyu and braised oxtail. Bread comes from Roberta’s.
  50. Openings
    High Street on Hudson Opens Next WeekChef Eli Kulp expects the new spinoff of the Philly original to establish its own identity.
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