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Spitzer's Corner

  1. Lawsuits
    Spitzer’s Corner Sued by Former Cook Over WagesOne cook says he was paid a “poverty wage,” and he’s taking it to the courts.
  2. Temporary Closings
    NYPD Closes Rob Shamlian’s Los Feliz and Mason DixonFor underage and “after hours” drinking.
  3. Openings
    ‘Fall Preview’ Spots Start Showing Their ColorsA cornucopia of news about the season’s upcoming restaurants.
  4. Non-Openings
    The LES Starbucks That Wasn’tDid Spitzer’s Corner save the Lower East Side from a worse fate?
  5. Neighborhood Watch
    The Butternut Market Coming to Bed-Stuy; Spitzer’s Corner Serving LunchPlus: Hill Country hosts a beer and BBQ event, and Pó will henceforth be known as Bino, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  6. Neighborhood Watch
    Ceol’s Menu Gets a New-Chef Revamp; Barrio Hosts Taco-Eating ContestPlus: U.K. Beer Night at Jimmy’s No. 43, and another Chipotle opens, in our daily roundup of neighborhood food news.
  7. Openings
    Owners of Spitzer’s Corner Set to Soft-Open Los Feliz This FridayIt’s already on our list of places never to go to on a weekend.
  8. Openings
    A Caribbean Restaurant Gained, Another One LostPlus, the designers of the Box are prepping a French restaurant for Smith Street.
  9. Hours of Operation
    Late Night With Scarpetta and Fette SauPlus, Murray Hill loses a late-night favorite.
  10. Hours of Operation
    Burger Breakthrough: Spitzer’s Corner Now Serves Burgers Till 5Twelve dollars gets you a short-rib burger, fries, and a shot.
  11. Closings
    Suba SoldYou have a month left to enjoy the food of Seamus Mullen on the Lower East Side.
  12. Recession Is Your Friend
    Cheap BeerCraft beers for $3 at Spitzer’s Corner.
  13. Isn't It Ironic
    Spitzer to Cabbie: ‘Happy Ending, Please?’The Luv Guv stopped into a former ‘health club.’ But it was all in good fun.
  14. DOH Diaries
    Spitzer’s Laid Out by Health DepartmentThe city can’t get enough of Spitzer’s Corner.
  15. Mediavore
    ‘Top Chef’ I.D.?; Balducci’s to Open in DubaiSpitzer’s Corner gets busted, kids’ meals are fatty, Gordon Ramsay’s attacked, and more, in our morning news roundup.
  16. NewsFeed
    Spitzer’s Corner Courts Bloggers With Tasting EventRob Shamlian might not be the biggest fan of bloggers, after they obsessively covered his fight to open Mason Dixon, but his other restaurant, Spitzer’s Corner, is extending the olive branch to them.
  17. Neighborhood Watch
    W Hotel Set for Harlem; Is the Picnic Club Jinxing Us With Bad Weather?In today’s neighborhood food news, Trader Joe’s cuts off our voyeurism and where to find good desserts that are vegan.
  18. The Other Critics
    A Star Swap for Alto & L’Impero; No Amore for Richman at FiammaThe Times’ verdict is in on Alto and L’Impero, and it’s the expected three and two stars, respectively. Lost in the Alto upgrade is the hard fact that L’Impero now enters the dreaded two-star limbo into which Frank Bruni puts any place neither transcendent nor mediocre. Personally, we would have had it at four and three. [NYT] Alan Richman admires the new Fiamma (former home to Mike White) in a cool and distant way, finding the food busy and not at all Italian, although not exactly lousy by any means. No one will read this review and want to spend money to eat at Fiamma. [Bloomberg] On the other hand, Restaurant Girl’s three-star review reads like a perfume ad, it’s so loving: “Like an artist, he paints deeply flavored ragu onto a pappardelle canvas, finished with tender ribbons of venison.” Ew! But Steve Hanson must be happy. [NYDN]
  19. Neighborhood Watch
    Rockabilly Bar in Progress on the LES; Dévi Reopens With a DiscountAstoria: “A lot of people in town are excited” about the 7-Eleven that just opened on 30th Avenue and 30th Street, so much so that the Slurpee machine may have broken from overuse. [Joey in Astoria] Clinton Hill: No more soft opening! Speakeasy from former Top Cheftestant Josie Malave opens tonight, and photos taken of the menu in the window reveal such inspired dishes as zucchini sticks and fettuccine with spinach and sun-dried tomato. [Clinton Hill Blog] Flatiron: Dévi reopens tonight, and the dinner menu will be 20 percent off through November 20. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch] Little Italy: Papabubble’s grand-opening party went well on Saturday; as you can see from these pics, the “walls were fully stocked with fresh candy, open jars with samples were everywhere, and … stateside Papabubble proprietors, even put on a little candy making show.” [Down by the Hipster] Lower East Side: Fat Baby and Spitzer’s Corner owners Rob and Will Shamlian seem well on their way to opening a rockabilly bar and restaurant at 133 Essex Street, minus a liquor license and a mechanical bull. [Eater] Sunset Park: Pepper and salt fish are tiny fish deep-fried in a batter that puffs up like funnel cake; they go well with abundant mini-shots of beer, and conveniently both are served at Ren Ren on Eighth Avenue every day until 3:30 a.m. [Eat for Victory/VV]
  20. Neighborhood Watch
    Former Gertel’s Bakery Foe Turns Fallen Kosher Comrade on the Lower East SideHell’s Kitchen: Kyotofu has planned a sake dinner for August 26 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. that features five types of sake, a tasting menu, and cocktails for $60. [Grub Street] Lower East Side: Moishe’s bakery at 504 Grand Street will soon serve wholesale products from recently closed-out kosher competitor Gertel’s. [Lost City] Spitzer’s Corner began its soft opening this weekend and was already chock-full of jolly drinkers. [Eater] Midtown West: BLT Market (from this week’s Openings) won’t be serving dinner until Thursday, but here’s a peek at the interior to sate any premature curiosity. [Restaurant Girl] Sunset Park: The taqueria Tacos 2004 draws legions of immigrants who come to twirl the waitresses across a teeny dance floor. [NYT] West Village: Next Monday at 7:30 p.m. winemaker Alain Rochard of the Languedoc will host a four-course dinner and wine-pairing at Provence restaurant. [Strong Buzz]
  21. Neighborhood Watch
    Bondage and Brownies Together at Last in Soho on SundayAstoria: Time Cafe at 44-18 Broadway will have a jazz brunch Sunday. [Joey in Astoria] Midtown East: In line with its plans for a New York expansion of immense proportions, Pret A Manger is opening a store on Madison at 49th Street. [Grub Street] Soho: Use up all your indulgences on Mercer Street this Sunday when the Treats Truck sidles up next to Babeland. [The Treats Truck] Southampton: You might consider dropping the name of Dune nightclub co-owner and cheesemonger Matt Schendell if you want to get in. [Down by the Hipster] Tribeca: The grand opening of the new pub and restaurant Harrison Tavern on Chambers Street at West Broadway has revealed drab lighting, green-checked tablecloths, and a extensive menu of bar food that includes a ranch-chicken pizza. [Grub Street]
  22. Neighborhood Watch
    Hottest Club in the Hamptons Run by CheesemongersChelsea: Izakaya Ten now serves weekend brunch featuring shrimp-fried-rice omelettes, wasabi Bloody Marys, and “Chu-Hais” made with shochu and citrus juices. [NYS] Southampton: The owners of a Murray Hill fondue parlor are behind the Hamptons’ hottest new club. [Down by the Hipster] Lower East Side: Spitzer’s Corner, having been spurned by Sam Talbot, has finally gotten around to installing a chef: Le Bernardin veteran Michael Cooperman. [Restaurant Girl] Union Square: Reserve a spot for Italian Wine Merchants’ Saturday wine tasting dedicated to women winemakers; Batali-approved antipasti are sure to be served. [Eat for Victory/VV] Upper West Side: The ten-year-old dining room at Jean Georges will close for renovations August 20 through 28. [NYT]
  23. Mediavore
    Sam Talbot Has a Mystery Suitor; Marco Pierre White Is Still the ManSam Talbot bailed from Spitzer’s Corner because some powerful restaurateur made him an offer he couldn’t refuse, and something big is in the offing. [NYP] Marco Pierre White’s rags-to-riches memoir continues to inspire struggling cooks on both sides of the Atlantic. [Gothamist] Related: Batali, Bourdain, and Ramsay Mentor to Finally Take on America? [Grub Street] A shocking new study reveals that — are you sitting down? — there are more bodegas and fast-food restaurants in Harlem than on the Upper East Side. [NYP]
  24. Mediavore
    ‘Top Chef’ Talbot Out at Spitzer’s Corner; FDA Too Weak EvenTop Chef runner-up Sam Talbot is out at what was to be his debut restaurant, Spitzer’s Corner. [Eater] The FDA is facing increasing ire about its having largely abdicated its regulatory role. Even the produce industry wants the agency to do its job; suppliers are “virtually begging for stronger intervention.” [NYT] Salsa mogul gives the Culinary Institute of America $35 million to advance the careers of Latin cooks and kitchen workers and to “deepen the United States’ relationship with food from Latin America.” [NYT]
  25. Neighborhood Watch
    Hot Diabetic Is Hiring on the Lower East SideEast Hampton: A new French cabaret and bistro will be open by Memorial Day in the former Resort space. [NYP] Flushing: Duck butt may or may not be on the menu at this new spot, but the owners have gone to great lengths announce their affection for the tufted badonkadonk. [Off the Broiler] Fort Greene: Eco-eatery Habana Outpost will reopen May 12 thanks to the dedication of Sean Meenan. [The Brooklyn Paper] Lower East Side: Any orders with cheese on them are good bets at Tiny’s Giant Sandwich Shop, but bonus points for the one with wheaty pores soaked in butter. [Gothamist] While you’re down there, you can drop off an application at Sam “Hot Diabetic” Talbot’s Spitzer’s Corner. [Eat for Victory/VV] Rockaway Beach: Working at a chocolate factory is not just for grateful oompa-loompas, according to workers who find themselves locked out of their jobs. [NYD] Soho: The 60 Thompson roof deck reopens May 15. [Eater] Williamsburg: The addition of fried chicken to its morning menu earns Dressler real brunch status. [Brooklyn Record]