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    Golden Krust Founder Found Dead of Apparent SuicideLowell Hawthorne, who started the chain in 1989, was 57.
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    New York Chef and ‘Escoffier of Offal’ Takashi Inoue Has DiedThe chef made a name for himself at his immensely popular namesake restaurant.
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    Judith Jones Has DiedThe legendary writer and editor introduced us to Julia Child.
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    The Life and Legacy of Alain Senderens, the ‘Picasso of French Cooking’The celebrated chef passed away this week at the age of 77.
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    Legendary French Chef Alain Senderens Has DiedHe’s credited as one of the pioneers of Nouevelle cuisine.
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    The Maverick Who Invented Pineapple Pizza Has DiedHis legacy lives on.
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    The Illustrator Who Created the Trix Rabbit Has DiedJoe Harris also came up with the famous ad copy: “Silly rabbit! Trix are for kids.”
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    Waffle House Co-founder Joe Rogers Has DiedThe patron of the Southern roadside diner was 97.
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    Rao’s Owner Frank Pellegrino Sr. Has DiedHe founded Rao’s Specialty Foods, worked as the restaurant’s nightly host, and acted in Goodfellas.
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    Carnegie Deli Chucked Its Precious Celebrity Photos Out on the StreetThe trash is “something nice for people in the neighborhood.”
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    Renowned Journalist and Restaurant Critic A.A. Gill Has DiedThe British columnist was 62.
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    The Creator of General Tso’s Chicken Has DiedPeng Chang-kuei was 98.
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    The Man Who Invented the Big Mac Has DiedMichael Delligatti created the iconic burger nearly 50 years ago.
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    The Guy Who Wrote the ‘Oscar Mayer Wiener’ Song Has DiedThe ubiquitous jingle debuted in 1963.
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    International Culinary Center Founder Dorothy Cann Hamilton Has DiedShe was in a fatal car accident on Friday.
  16. crime scene
    Family of Slain L&B Co-owner Offers $50,000 Reward for Help Capturing KillerLouis Barbati was shot outside his home last Thursday.
  17. Come On
    Cheerios Blew It With This Shameless Prince TweetThere are ways to honor a legend without plugging your product.
  18. RIP
    Prince’s Love of BreakfastThe iconic musician died today at the age of 57.
  19. RIP
    Blackberry Farm’s Sam Beall Has DiedHe died in a skiing accident at age 39.
  20. Going Out In Style
    Coffee Kingpin Has His Ashes Stored in a Giant Moka PotIt was proudly on display during his funeral mass.
  21. 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.
  22. RIP
    Remembering Hank Penza, the Man Who Gave NYC Its Most Iconic Dive Bar“He took, like, 50 years of downtown with him. He was the king of the Lower East Side.”
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    Famed New Orleans Chef Paul Prudhomme Has DiedThe legendary man behind K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen was 75.
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    Daniel Defonte, of Red Hook’s Beloved Defonte’s, Has Died“Daniel Defonte was the heartbeat of the store.”
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    The Inventor of the Automated Bagel Machine Has Left Behind a Mixed LegacyDaniel Thompson brought the bagels to the masses, but some say he ruined the bread.
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    New Orleans Legend Willie Mae Seaton Has Died at 99Named an America’s Classic by the James Beard Foundation, she was universally lauded for her fried chicken.
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    Subway Co-founder Fred DeLuca Has DiedHe was battling leukemia.
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    Esteemed Chef Gerry Hayden Has Passed AwayHe had been battling ALS for years.
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    Milk & Honey Founder Sasha Petraske Has Passed AwayThe bar owner, who helped spearhead New York’s cocktail renaissance, was 42.
  30. RIP
    Searchers Have Recovered the Body of Former White House Chef Walter ScheibThe 61-year-old, who cooked for presidents Clinton and George W. Bush, had been missing for more than a week.
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    Master Chef Roger Vergé Has Died — This Is His LegacyThe nouvelle cuisine pioneer, who was widely considered to be one of the most underrated chefs of the 20th century, was 85.
  32. Closings
    Brooklyn’s Beloved Eagle Provisions Is Officially Gone After 36 Years InThe owners sold the building to a developer.
  33. Closings
    160-Year-Old Pisacane Seafood Will Very Likely Close TomorrowThe costs of utility bills and property taxes are simply too high.
  34. RIP
    Josh Ozersky Has Passed Away [Updated]The food writer, and a founding editor of Grub Street, was 47 years old.
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    New Yorkers Mourn the Loss of Winnie’s“No god no please no not Winnie’s god no why is NYC so terrible I hate this f-cking town.”
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    Chez Josephine Owner Jean-Claude Baker Has DiedThe restaurateur committed suicide in East Hampton.
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    Rubirosa Proprietor AJ Pappalardo Has DiedHe was 40.
  38. Leapfrog
    ‘An Oasis of Beauty’: Gisèle Masson and the Enduring Spirit of La“My mother was so stylish that she could take a burlap bag and turn it into something.”
  39. Obits
    Mario Borgatti, the Bronx’s Pasta Patriarch, Has DiedBorgatti was born in 1917 and was just 17 when his parents opened up shop on East 187th Street in 1935.
  40. Tributes
    Check Out a Brooklyn Pizzeria’s Fantastic Robin Williams Specials“Mrs. Kraut-fire” and “Good Will HotWing” pies for all.
  41. Charlie Trotter
    Charlie Trotter’s Former Restaurant Space Will Become Culinary NonprofitThe organization will honor the chef and continue his legacy, giving back to the community.
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    Lucky Cheng’s Owner and Nightlife Pioneer Hayne Suthon Has DiedThe famous bar’s proprietor got her start in New York City in 1986.
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    Rogue Ale & Spirits Founder Jack Joyce Has DiedHe was 71.
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    Ice Cream Cone Legend Albert Doumar Has DiedHe was 92.
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    Vodka Entrepreneur Malcolm Lloyd Dies in Car CrashHe was 42.
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    Memorial for d.b.a. Co-founder Dennis Zentek TodayIt includes a New Orleans-style second-line parade.
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    New York Pizzeria Icon Carol Grimaldi Has DiedThe wife of Patsy Grimaldi was 75.
  48. Obits
    Remembering Joseph SantoSanto helmed the opulent Sign of the Dove for over 30 years.
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    Chicago Medical Examiner Says Charlie Trotter Died of a Stroke“Neither drugs nor alcohol contributed to his death,” the M.E. says.
  50. R.I.P.
    Charlie Trotter’s Autopsy Deemed InconclusiveOfficials found no signs of foul play.
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