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Sasha Muniak

  1. Closings
    West Village Restaurant Gusto Has ClosedAmanda Freitag and Jody Williams both cooked there.
  2. Lawsuits
    Post-Bankruptcy, Centro Employees Sue Anne Burrell for DiscriminationAfter Mangia also files for bankruptcy, restaurateur Sasha Muniak’s troubles are mounting.
  3. Lawsuits
    Sasha Muniak’s Wife Responds to Mangia Charges (Updated: Muniak Chimes In)Abbe Diaz has something to say about a recent lawsuit alleging that Mangia managers deprived an employee of work for anti-Semitic reasons.
  4. Lawsuits
    Mangia Worker Sues After Ten Years of Alleged Anti-SemitismA worker at Sasha Muniak’s upscale takeout joints says he dealt with slurs and worse.
  5. Chef Shuffle
    Top Chef Leah Cohen Will Leave Centro VinotecaYou won’t be able to stalk her in the open kitchen anymore.
  6. Temporary Closings
    Gusto Closed for Three Days, Fate of Next-Door Space UndecidedEven in this economic climate, the Department of Consumer Affairs isn’t showing mercy.
  7. Neighborhood Watch
    Gusto Now Going to Look and Taste Like Centro VinotecaChelsea: It doesn’t look good for those who are just getting used to the belly; pig’s ears are the latest trend, and even the version at stellar tapas spot Tía Pol was described by Peter Meehan as “crunchy and sticky with a funky pigskin flavor.” [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine] Financial District: Don’t forget, the trial run for the proposed year-round seasonal market at South Street Seaport starts on December 16 (and Molto Mario will be there). [Grub Street] Park Slope: Tempo Presto is closing this Friday because the restaurant can’t keep up with the pricey rent. [Gowanus Lounge] Upper West Side: Dovetail‘s opening next week. [Zagat] West Village: Sasha Muniak must feel really good about the Centro Vinoteca formula; after tapping chef Anne Burrell to take over for Amanda Freitag, he plans to redesign the Gusto space by next year with help from Centro Vinoteca and Jean Georges designer Thomas Juul-Hansen. [Restaurant Girl] Andrea Strong unveils renderings of Jason Neroni’s new gig, 10 Downing. [Strong Buzz via Eater] Magnolia Bakery will be open regular hours every day this holiday season except for Christmas, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on December 24, kids can pick up a cupcake that comes with a note to Santa. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch] Williamsburg: A benefit party at Supreme Trading tomorrow night promises an open Bass Ale Beer bar from 7 to 8 p.m. and “one of the most difficult cuisines to find in New York City: Rwandan.” [Cakehead]