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  1. design
    The Very Parisian Vibes of Le DiveA Dimes Square wine bar that looks strikingly familiar.
  2. wild yeast
    Even in Paris, Homemade Sourdough Is InevitableWhy bake your own loaves when some of the best bread in the world is literally steps away?
  3. food crimes
    Thieves Stole €500,000 Worth of Wine From an Acclaimed Parisian RestaurantMore than 150 bottles of vintage wine from Michelin-starred restaurant Maison Rostang were taken in a highly targeted heist.
  4. naked lunch
    Shock: Naked Restaurant Will Close Due to ‘Lack of Customers’The world was not ready.
  5. time off
    The Case for Restaurant Summer VacationThe European practice is rare in America; it shouldn’t be.
  6. news you can booze
    Famous Liquor Store Says French Bandits Stole $800,000 Worth of Fine WhiskeyThe heist included a 1960 Karuizawa, the world’s oldest Japanese single malt.
  7. tie-ins
    France Went and Created Blue Hamburger BunsThey’re made to honor Colette before it closes.
  8. interviews
    What’s Next for the Unlikely Chef Who Conquered Paris and New York?The Le Coucou chef had a blockbuster year, but now he’s closing his Paris flagship and taking a new look at his career.
  9. lobsters
    Macron Will Make Trump Eat Lobster and Caviar While He’s in ParisThey’ll dine out at Alain Ducasse’s Eiffel Tower restaurant this week.
  10. Could a Restaurant Receive a Worse Review?Critic Jay Rayner eviscerated Paris’s Le Cinq.
  11. naked dining
    London’s Naked Restaurant Is Leaving for the Hedonistic Paradise of ParisIt’s a bare-naked Brexit.
  12. Paris Hosts First-Ever Refugee Food FestivalThe goal is to change how Parisians perceive immigrants.
  13. Paris
    Paris Rallies Around Struggling Restaurants“We are not in a ‘normal’ state of mind … But we have to be. There is no choice.”
  14. Sharing Economy
    French Chefs Are Apparently Terrified of Private Supper ClubsA major restaurant union in Paris says bistros will close as a result.
  15. Coming Soon
    Can an American Chef Who Made His Name in Paris Find Success in New York?Chicago-born chef Daniel Rose has never cooked in the States. Now he’s moving his whole family from Paris to Manhattan to open an ambitious project.
  16. Travel
    Platt: How Paris Became the Perfect Antidote to New York Bloat‘New York’ Magazine’s restaurant critic on why both cities’ strengths and weaknesses dovetail, these days, in a complementary way.
  17. Bragging Rights
    Inside the Official Competition to Determine the Best Baguette in ParisHundreds of bakers enter the Grand Prix de la Meilleure Baguette de Paris, but only one wins the right to deliver the president’s bread for the year.
  18. Followings
    52 Gorgeous Photos From Chef Alain Passard’s Truly Excellent Twitter FeedHe exclusively posts food porn.
  19. Tie-ins
    Pharrell Williams’s Ubiquity Now Extends to Fancy French MacaronsHe and Ladurée have made peanut-butter and cola macarons.
  20. Vacation Time
    Here Are 7 Under-the-Radar Paris RestaurantsCaillebotte, Clamato, and more.
  21. News You Can Booze
    Here’s Where Cool Parisians Take Their ApéroPart of the Cut’s “Paris in 30 Days.”
  22. Conversations
    Paris Critic on NYC: ‘They Charge Money for the Breadbasket?!’Adam Platt talks to Paris critic Bruno Verjus about food trends in New York and Paris.
  23. Coming Soon
    Parisian Roast Chicken Restaurant Headed to FlatironLe Coq Rico is from chef Antoine Westermann.
  24. Exports
    How Two Americans Plan to Open a Park Slope Coop in ParisIt’s part of an effort to bring affordable, high-quality food to an underserved neighborhood near the town’s northern border.
  25. Spring Time For Kerry
    John Kerry Has Great Taste in RestaurantsThe 40-seat restaurant sure beats raw potatoes.
  26. Gueule De Bois
    U.K. Teen Goes Drinking in Manchester, Wakes Up in ParisGood thing he had his passport.
  27. Bumping Uglies
    Paris Restaurant Accused of Trying to Hide Ugly CustomersDespicable things are happening in the City of Lights.
  28. Bookshelf
    Acclaimed French Chef Alain Passard Gets Graphic-Novel TreatmentYes, the L’Arpège comic book also has recipes.
  29. Homard
    Are Lobster Rolls Better in France?The New England seafood shack crosses the pond.
  30. Crime
    Founder of Digital Eyeglasses Gets Les Specs Ripped Off at Paris“As this technology becomes mainstream, McDonald’s might need to get used to it,” he writes.
  31. oh la la
    ‘Très Brooklyn’ Food Trucks Not Totally Hated in ParisThe new Eiffel taco.
  32. Paris
    The Last Rendezvous at Hemingway Bar HappenedLes lushes get sentimental.
  33. Mediavore
    Pasadena Police Shoot Taco Truck Thief; Paul Krekorian Loves Henry’s TacosA second suspect was arrested in yet another crime against taco town.
  34. Mediavore
    Boston Speed Dog Wants to Make Warren Buffett a Partner; Meet the Guy Who CoinedPlus Paris says au revoir to the Ritz’s Hemingway Bar and more, all in our morning news round-up.
  35. David Myers
    How David Myers Draws Inspiration From ParisThe Comme Ca chef cites his favorite street meat and macarons in The City of Lights.
  36. The Great Outdoors
    Whatever ‘Dîner en Blanc’ Is, It Closes Its Guest ListWe think it’s a private party that’s also somehow open to the public?
  37. Team-Ups
    Laurent Tourondel Teams Up With Ralph Lauren“I’m the most influential French person who represents American food in the United States,” says Tourondel.
  38. Mediavore
    Beso Gets Its Own VH1 Show; Carly Simon’s Starbucks Suit DismissedTodd English and Eva Longoria’s restaurant is bound for the airwaves, while a singer fails to make her case that a coffee chain owed her.
  39. Mediavore
    Gibson’s Steakhouse Pays $10,000 for New Trees; Paris Loves CupcakesPlus: Craft beer gains market share, Penguin changes the title of Ruth Reichl’s book, and a new VH1 show will feature Todd English.
  40. Mediavore
    Burnt Toast Sets Tony Blair’s Abode Ablaze; Pink’s and Burger Kitchen RobbedRestaurants both new and old get burgled in L.A. while a former British P.M. has a kitchen blaze.
  41. Chef Shuffles
    New Chefs at Minestraio and Riveria Keep Close to HomeTwo chefs move to different kitchens and one brings small plates.
  42. Lists
    Tokyo Motors Past Paris in Michelin Three-Star RestaurantsThe city now has the most three-star restaurants in the world.
  43. Cult of Chefs
    Alain Ducasse Gets WaxedThe French chef has been immortalized by the Grevin wax museum.
  44. NewsFeed
    Julia Jaksic, Now Head Chef at Employees Only, Shows Off New MenuJulia Jaksic, underground-dinner-club hostess and consulting chef at Smith and Mills, has been named head chef at Employees Only (where she was previously a sous-chef) and has completely revamped the menu. Look for nods to her Croatian heritage: A hamburger that’s served on a fluffy pita with pepper paste and carmac, and (on the brunch menu) polenta with smoked bacon and sauerkraut and brown butter. A hamburger that’s served on a fluffy pita with pepper paste, and (on the brunch menu) polenta with smoked bacon and sauerkraut and brown butter. Berkshire bacon makes another appearance wrapped around New Zealand lamb chops — an appetizer that’s fast becoming the Employees Only equivalent of Freemans’ devils on horseback. The late-night menu has also been jazzed up, surely good news for industry types still reeling from the loss of wee hours eating at Mas (farmhouse). Employees Only dinner menu Related: Sign Up for Secret Dinner Club’s Weekend Time Warp
  45. Mediavore
    City to Reenact Calorie-Display Rule; Bloodbath Near Spotlight LiveThe city’s Board of Health is set to reenact its legally contested rule requiring all restaurants with fifteen or more eateries nationwide to post the caloric value of food items on their menus. [NYDN] Related: Fast-Food Biz Wins Fight Against City Hall Restaurants and nightclubs currently owe the city $14 million in health-code violation fines, which means that high-roller venues like the Rainbow Room can get away with stiffing the city out of $50. [NYP] Times Square’s Spotlight Live became the latest scene of club violence when one man was killed and five others stabbed there yesterday morning. [NYDN]
  46. NewsFeed
    Niagara Will Be Meeting Your Pizza NeedsThe food and drink arrangement at Niagara was always pretty much a simple one: You go to Niagara, drink, writhe around downstairs in one of its subterranean caverns, then, after more drinking, cap the night off with a barely edible slice from Sal’s next door. Now Niagara owners, Motherfucker promoter Johnny T and D Generation front man Jesse Malin, have integrated the process by taking over their next-door pizzeria. The new pizza canteen, whose name was still being decided upon at the time of this writing, will also benefit from Niagara’s liquor license — not to mention its exhausted, famished customers. Expect to pick up a slice by the end of next week.
  47. Openings
    Williamsburg’s First Cocktail Palace Is Revealed Eater must’ve spotted us at Hotel Delmano on Friday because they took a break from their holiday yesterday to post interior shots of Billyburg’s first cocktail palace, from the owners of Union Pool. We might’ve done the same — that’s how impressive this place is — but we confess to being too hung-over from one too many elderflower tequila gimlets, which is what happens when you ask the barkeep there to make you something with tequila. That and a tequila with grenadine and bitters made “by hand” (hence the moniker “Delmano”). As for the cocktail list, the Commandant’s Cocktail is the only original one and the most expensive at $14 (it contains pear cognac, Cointreau, lemon juice, and green chartreuse), but mixologist Jeff Hanson’s $9 to $12 renditions of the Last Word, Corpse Reviver No. 2, the Hemingway Daiquiri, and the Seelbach Cocktail are plenty revelatory.
  48. NewsFeed
    At the End of the Day, Nicole Kaplan Likes Ring Dings We told you on Wednesday that Nicole Kaplan was leaving Del Posto for the Plaza, and today we can tell you why: She’s not crazy about cooking Italian food. “I guess I just missed my style; I wasn’t loving Italian food as much as I thought I would. My style is American food with a strong French–training influence.”
  49. Neighborhood Watch
    Crosby Connection Will Rise Again; Los Dados the Last Breath of MeatpackingMeatpacking District: With the wave of recent restaurant and nightlife closings, this area seems doomed, but Los Dados and long-delayed Merkato 55 might be able to salvage the hip destination, at least “on its western perimeter.” [Zagat] Midtown East: Midtown Lunch finagled a sneak peak of Sakae Sushi’s conveyor belt and loses his cool: “If you’ve been to an outlet overseas, you may end up disappointed by the first US location which lacks some of the uniqueness or ‘cool’ factor of the locations in Asia. That’s because they felt a more subdued location would be more appealing to the clientele of Midtown.… Even when we get something cool, we get screwed.” [Midtown Lunch] Park Slope: Lebanese Laila has closed, which doesn’t seem like a surprise since it was across the street from “the better, cheaper Olive Vine.” [TONY] South Slope: The Fourth Avenue soup man has officially given up his spot in preparation for a new fancy condo. [Eat for Victory/VV] Upper West Side: China Fun is getting in on the New Year shill fest: Submit 500 words (or fewer) on why you want to celebrate the Year of the Rat at China Fun (info@chinafun-ny.com), and you could win a banquet for eight. West Village: After losing its lease, Italian sandwich destination Crosby Connection is moving from its hole-in-the-wall to an actual restaurant space a couple of blocks away. [The Gluttoness]
  50. Celebrity Settings
    George ‘Norm’ Wendt Plays Beer Pong at Brother Jimmy’s; Uma A friend of Grub Street texted us last night to let us know that Camille Paglia was at French Roast, perusing The New Yorker in a suit jacket. As much as we love spotting “feminist bisexual egomaniacs” (her words, not ours), this didn’t quite sate our voyeuristic tendencies, so, as we do every week, we combed the gossip columns for mention of any other club and restaurant sightings.
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