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  1. Openings
    First Look at Harvist, Opening This Week at My Images StudiosYou can’t run a respectable multimillion-dollar arts-and-culture hub these days without offering your patrons something good to eat.
  2. French Roast
    Danny Meyer on ‘Regulars’ Versus ‘Fresh Blood’Who is more important?
  3. Chef Shuffles
    On the Road Again: Jason Neroni Bails La BucaThe chef takes another step in a storied career just eight months after joining the neighborhood Italian.
  4. Interviews
    Floyd Cardoz on ‘Top Chef Masters’ (and the Latest on His NewWe chat with the latest chef to be crowned a ‘Top Chef Master.’
  5. Chef Shuffles
    Jason Neroni Joins Osteria La BucaThe once scrappy Italian secret is now swinging for the big leagues.
  6. Interviews
    Danny Meyer Loves Brooklyn, Is Embarrassed by His Old Shoulder Pads“If I could spend three nights a week eating in Brooklyn, I’d be a very, very happy person. I get so much inspiration there.”
  7. Openings
    ‘Latin America’s Premiere Chef’ Gastón Acurio Takes TablaHe’ll open an outpost of his acclaimed La Mar Cebicheria.
  8. Empire Building
    Floyd Cardoz Will Head Up Danny Meyer’s North End Grill (Updated)Danny Meyer’s new restaurant gets a name, a concept, and a chef.
  9. Frozen in Time
    Friedman’s Lunch Rolls Out Gluten-Free Frozen DumplingsAnd Tabla may be gone, but you can still buy its chicken tikka masala and other dishes on FreshDirect.
  10. Quote of the Day
    Which Sous-Chef Has to Wait in Line?Floyd Cardoz has big plans for his Tabla staff.
  11. Cooking
    Thanksgiving Leftovers: What Would Chefs Do?We’ve got the full plan on what to do with those Thanksgiving leftovers — from the country’s best chefs.
  12. At the Movies
    Aasif Mandvi’s Fictional Restaurant Tonight, Helmant Mathur’s RealThe state of Indian cuisine in America.
  13. Foodievents
    Dream Team Cooking Events: Not Cheap!All-star chefs are joining forces for some seriously expensive events.
  14. Closings
    Cardoz: 300-Seat Restaurants Are OverChef Floyd Cardoz on the shuttering of Tabla.
  15. Neighborhood Watch
    Raines Law Room Introduces Weekly Drink Specials; Papa John’s Opening inPlus: Taro Sushi expands in Park Slope, and a stabbing at Branded Saloon, all in our daily roundup of neighborhood news.
  16. Closings
    Danny Meyer Will Close Tabla After Twelve YearsChef Floyd Cardoz will move “beyond the realm of Indian spices.”
  17. Two for Eight
    Tables Available at Colicchio & Sons; Tabla Closed for Private EventIt’s 4 p.m., and that means it’s time to play Two for Eight. Today: Danny Meyer and Tom Colicchio
  18. Slideshow
    Balaboosta Starts Cooking in NolitaEinat Admony of Taïm goes beyond falafel and hummus. See the menu, a few dishes, and the dining room.
  19. Financial Woes
    Danny Meyer Looks Beyond Shake Shack Nolita to Central ParkHe’ll focus on the Upper East Side and Central Park.
  20. Neighborhood Watch
    Cookies for Your Oscar Party; Taco-Eating Contest in Park SlopePlus, a Holi celebration in midtown east and the Palm opens at JFK Airport.
  21. The Other Critics
    Sietsema, Cuozzo Try Choptank; Cheshes Revels in New TablaPlus: Sam Sifton explores Bay Ridge and Gael Greene revisits Picholine, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  22. Brave New World
    Allow Wylie Dufresne to Fix You a DrinkHe’s among the new wave of chefs that are getting into cocktails.
  23. Neighborhood Watch
    Dovetail Completes Expansion; Learn to Cook at Tabla TomorrowPlus: rare beers at the Brazen Head, and a cheese-themed brunch in Tribeca, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  24. Menus
    Tabla Introduces New MenuSee how the restaurant incorporates the Bread Bar into its new menus.
  25. Closings
    Bid Adieu to Bread Bar at TablaThe restaurant will unite its high- and lowbrow identities tonight.
  26. User’s Guide
    An Hour With Floyd CardozDid you know chefs can pull in $60,000 for a cooking demo?
  27. Tony Tony Tony
    Chang Baits Vegetarians; Bourdain Admits He’s a Bad New YorkerA recap of last night’s outer-borough episode of ‘No Reservations.’
  28. Oenofile
    September Wine Dinners Get You Tables at Babbo and Eleven Madison ParkVintners from California and Italy host special events this month.
  29. Other Cities
    Second City Report: Achatz Pens Memoir, Radhika Plans RestaurantA sneak peek at Achatz’s life story. Feel Charlie Trotter’s rage!
  30. Chef Shuffle
    Top Chef’s Radhika in at Tabla?That line-cook opening has been filled.
  31. Empire Building
    Tabla Offshoot Will Offer Lamb Feet and BrainsFloyd Cardoz is planning an offshoot for adventurous eaters.
  32. Psychic Friends
    Danny’s DreamlandDanny Meyer talks about his dreams, and they involve Floyd Cardoz and Sarah Palin.
  33. Mediavore
    Owner-Named Restaurants Have Old-Fashioned Appeal; The Food Network: RealNo smoking in L.A.’s farmers’ markets, and cocktail recipes from Danny Meyer’s restaurants, in our daily news roundup.
  34. As Cooked on TV
    Cardoz to Serve ‘Iron Chef’ Menu, Opponent Flay Loves Paul SmithPlus, it’s Outrageous Ingredients Week on ‘Iron Chef Japan.’
  35. Neighborhood Watch
    No Dancing at the Annex?; Where to Get Red Velvet Cake in Park SlopeBlue Ribbon comes to a bowling alley and more, in our daily local news roundup.
  36. NewsFeed
    Indian Mangoes Are Back!Get your Indian mango on this weekend.
  37. Neighborhood Watch
    Meryl Streep/Julia Child Movie Shot Footage at Provence; Cipriani Boxing UpCorner Bistro doesn’t sound too good, Benoit gets its liquor license, and a rooftop opens for business in Midtown in today’s neighborhood food news.
  38. User’s Guide
    Test-driving Tabla’s FreshDirect MealsDo these prepared meals taste like Tabla? Sort of!
  39. Foodievents
    A Restaurant Gala on a Scale We Can Live WithIt’s event season in the New York restaurant world, so it’s not exactly news that there’s another charity gala featuring chefs from local restaurants giving out signature samples. But we love Careers through Culinary Arts Program’s A Taste of Fall. For one thing C-CAP is one of the coolest programs we know of, encouraging culinary talents in public high schools to find careers in the restaurant business. (The participating chefs are all New York City public-high-school graduates, the pride of Long Island City, Harlem, and Prospect Heights.) Plus, the scale of the event is a lot more manageable: It’s only $110, and $75 of that is tax deductible. C-CAP students will assist chefs from Asiate, the Four Seasons, Tabla, and other good restaurants. While you’re eating, $5 raffle tickets could score you a bunch of good stuff, including lunch at Café Boulud, dinner at Craftsteak, or a session with “hairstylist to the stars” Michael Stinchcomb (that’s the one we’re hoping for). So stop by Taj tonight — you can buy tickets at the door. A Taste of Fall [C-CAP]
  40. NewsFeed
    Cuban Flavors Dominate New Socialista Downstairs Menu If you finagled your way into Socialista last week and weren’t too busy being impressed with yourself, you may have noticed a new menu at Socialista Downstairs. It’s the handiwork of new head chef Sarah Pliner, formerly of Tabla, Tocqueville, Ducasse, and Aquavit. “We’re using classical French and American techniques with Cuban flavors,” Pliner tells us of the retooled food program.
  41. Foodievents
    More Meatopia: Our Readers Get All Old Testament Meatopia, the Woodstock of edible animals, has captured the imagination of Grub Street readers. Suggestions for next year’s theme have flooded in, nearly overwhelming both the Grub Street in-box and our wildest expectations. Send your idea to grubstreet@nymag.com by 6 p.m., and we might see you tomorrow. Among the contenders:
  42. VideoFeed
    A Toddle Around Jackson Heights With Floyd Cardoz of Tabla Many are the times that we’ve found ourselves wandering around the Indo-Pak wonderland that is Jackson Heights, wishing we only knew a little more about what was behind the counters in all those sweet shops, restaurants, and grocery stores. So we recruited Tabla’s Floyd Cardoz, arguably the country’s top Indian-American fusion cook, and asked him if he would give us a quick guided tour. Floyd assented, and we headed off to Queens in a 1990 white Coupe DeVille, with empty stomachs and open ears.
  43. Neighborhood Watch
    Blue Ribbon to Conquer Columbus Circle by Mid-AugustBrooklyn Heights: Montero’s earned “duty watch bar” status from the British Royal Navy when its seamen passed through Brooklyn last week. [NYT] Columbus Circle: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill should open simultaneously with Thompson Hotel’s new Six Columbus by the middle of August. [Down by the Hipster] Elmhurst: Always wanted your tacos open-face, deep-fried, and splattered with crema? Try the memelitas from Taqueria Coatzingo at 40-18 82 Street. [Gothamist] Flatiron: Tabla and Tamarind are only a few of the restaurants extending their Summer Restaurant Week menus through Labor Day. [GoNYC via NewYorkology] Fort Greene: Former Top Chef contestant Josie Smith-Malave has left Island restaurant to prepare for a fall opening of her next project, the Speakeasy. [Eater] Harlem: Gentrification is apparently a lesser evil than filth: A Taste of Seafood restaurant relocates from dingy to spiffy new digs. [Uptown Flavor] Midtown East: Two sake masters from Japan will host a tasting that also features shochu and snacks at Sakagura next Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. [Eat for Victory/VV] West Village: Centro Vinoteca won’t be opening until the 20th or 21st at the earliest, the restaurant’s representatives say. [Grub Street]
  44. What to Eat This Week
    Tabla’s Floyd Cardoz Corners the Market on Indian Mangoes For years, Indian mangoes have enjoyed the reputation, among food writers and gourmands, as the world’s best. But since the things were never allowed into this country, those of us who rarely left home were forced to take it on faith. The government has now allowed the forbidden fruit at last, but you still can’t taste them – unless you go to Tabla, where chef Floyd Cardoz has more or less cornered the market on Indian mangoes.
  45. Neighborhood Watch
    Danny Meyer Can’t Close a Deal in Central ParkBrooklyn Heights: Brutal attacks on plastic restaurant mascots has become an alarming trend. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Central Park: Danny Meyer’s having trouble closing the deal on Shake Shack No. 2. [Down by the Hipster] Clinton Hill: Pan y Mas is already shuttered; no word if it giving away too much free coffee was the culprit. [Clinton Hill Blog] But Community Supported Agriculture has finally found a new home at Christ’s Church on Clinton Street. [Brooklyn Record] East Village: Birdbath bakeries offer from 25 to 50 percent off your order if you ride a bike to get there. [Gridskipper] Flatiron: Tabla hasn’t given up on New Orleans; every bill includes a line for an optional Katrina-relief donation. [Gotham Gal] Greenwich Village: Otto hostess harangued a party of eighteen over the limit of its dining time throughout a two-hour, $2,000 dinner. [Eater] Little Italy: A mobster institution may no longer be in the family, but it looks like all debauchery won’t cease; the owner of L.A.’s Forty Deuce, Ivan Kane, will introduce burlesque to the Little Charlie’s Clam Bar space. [Eater] Red Hook: The land Brooklyn Brewery’s been scouting for a new operation is described as “toxic soup.” [Gowanus Lounge]
  46. NewsFeed
    Tonight’s Beard Awards: a Referendum on Haute Cuisine Times are changing in the restaurant world – but just how fast? Tonight’s James Beard Awards will help answer the question of whether the traditional tablecloth restaurants, which seem to be on the way out, still wield their old clout in the gastronomic Establishment.
  47. NewsFeed
    Beard’s Best Chef Nominees Spill Beans The Beard nominees for New York City’s Best Chef know that there’s more to the award than who makes the best plate of spaghetti. Looking back at previous years in which he was nominated, Picholine’s Terrance Brennan says, “Our customers were always loyal, but because I wasn’t playing the game, we were under the foodie radar. Being friends with the [Beard] committee helps … I imagine if you know some people, your odds are probably better.”
  48. User’s Guide
    Seder Gets Spicy!Happening as they do at Uncle Marty’s and in church basements, Seder meals aren’t usually known for being very tasty. But if you’re not worried about the meal being kosher — we won’t say anything to Marty — you can go out and have an Italian, Mexican, or even Indian Passover celebration. Here’s where to go.
  49. The New York Diet
    Chef Daniel Boulud Eats Sushi at $10 Per MinuteWe shouldn’t have been surprised when Daniel Boulud reported that he eats 75 percent of his meals at his own restaurants.
  50. NewsFeed
    Hark! James Beard Award NominationsAfter much speculation, the 2007 nominees for the James Beard Awards, the Oscars of the restaurant world, are in. Adam Platt, Rob Patronite, Robin Raisfeld, and Grub Street all filled out Beard brackets (or at least revealed whom we’d like to see win) on Friday. Here’s how the academy’s coming down.
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