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  1. Beef
    Mr. Chow Affirms Chinese RootsThe restaurateur responds to Philippe’s charges of hiring Japanese chefs.
  2. Beef
    ‘Turning Japanese’: Philippe Plays Race Card Against Mr. ChowThe old feud is getting ugly.
  3. Menu Changes
    Philippe Bans Shark Fin As Nobu Hedges on BluefinPhilippe Chow calls for a shark-fin boycott.
  4. Lawsuits
    Today in Lawsuits: Philippe, Purnima, and OpenTablePhilippe get sued; a midtown restaurant from ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ sues.
  5. Outposts
    Travel ReportNew York restaurants open and close in the Hamptons, Miami, and Chicago.
  6. Mediavore
    Monkey Bar Gets Reservation Line; Balducci’s Leaving ManhattanPlus: The return of the Red Hook Ball Field vendors, and chain restaurants downsize, all in our morning news roundup.
  7. Chef Shuffle
    Philippe Scores a Pastry Chef From PayardSo will the desserts be worth trying?
  8. Engines of Gastronomy
    Philippe Downtown’s Touch-Screen TakeoutPricey uptown Chinese food for cheap in the West Village.
  9. Other Blogs
    You Liked the Food at Philippe? ARE YOU HIGH? Oh Wait, You Are.A new blog rates restaurants on the basis of ‘blazeability.’
  10. Celebrity Settings
    Tom and Gisele Lock Lips at Nobu, ‘Full House’ Cast and the B-52sEarlier this week we linked to a Daily News item claiming Padma Lakshmi rudely refused complimentary dishes from Fiamma’s chef. A commenter wrote, “I was at Fiamma the night Padma was dining there and it absolutely did NOT go down that way. When the dishes arrived at the table, she thanked them profusely and apologized for being too full to eat any of them!” Whatever happened, Padma was just one of many celebs to chow down (or at least show up) at local restaurants this week, and here’s our gossip-column compendium of just who went where.
  11. Mediavore
    Bourdain Lays Into ‘Top Chef’ Hung; Restaurant to Open in Back ofAnthony Bourdain jumps on Top Chef’s Hung even harder than he laid into Marcel last season: “‘Flavor’ counts for very little in a competition for ‘Top Chef.’” [Amuse Biatch] Related: ‘Top Chef’ Biases Finally Out on the Table ‘Top Chef’ Non-Winner Lia on What Went Wrong Kanye West is a soul-food connoisseur, when he’s not eating out in haute Asian eateries like Spice Market and Philippe. [WSJ] An unrelated restaurant will open Thursday in the back room of Setagaya and will feature Thai, Japanese, and Malaysian food. [Eat for Victory/VV] Related: New East Village Ramen Spot Insists It’s More Authentic Than Momofuku