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A Journey Through the Food Groups, and Thence to Bed

The typical New York diner (to say nothing of the typical New York reader) will generally get around to all the major food groups in the course of a week. There is the fish group, represented this week by Adam Platt’s one-star review of Wild Salmon, and the southern Italian sea bounty of Bar Stuzzichini, Rob and Robin’s lead opening. The meat group is well served by Prime Burger, the Insatiable Critic assures. The vegetable tribe appears courtesy of Mark Ladner’s spring-onion flan in In Season. Finally, after all this eating, all most of us would want is a bed to lie down in, and Rob and Robin provide some tips for that as well.

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Callecito Soon to Join Mercadito and Cafecito in the East Village

Brooklyn Heights: Magnetic Field hosts its Jeopardy-inspired booze game tonight. Remember to answer in the form of a slurred question. [Brooklyn Record] East Village: Callecito, from the owners of Mercadito, will open across the street on Avenue B. (And a block from Cafecito, in case you weren’t confused enough.) [NYS] Fort Greene: Three pounds of yams, $1. Did we mention they’re jumbo yams? They are. [Gothamist] Harlem: Emperor’s Roe Champagne-and-caviar bar has closed, and a great pun is soon to be lost to time. [Harlem Fur] Meatpacking District: The Keith McNally–backed Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation will rally tonight to protest the Gansevoort billboards. [Blog Chelsea] Midtown East: You can now get comfort food in addition to the typical steakhouse fare at Blair Perrone. Assuming you weren’t already comfortable with steak. [NYT] Park Slope: Brooklyn Pita coming to Seventh Avenue; Delices de Paris bakery reopens after adding mouse-excreta backlash to its list of married-owner woes. [Gowanus Lounge] Soho: Your prayers answered: Savoy will be doing a special Seder menu. [VV]

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Openings for Dieterle, Pelaccio; Strange Beard Bylaws

Zak Pelaccio and Top Chef’s Harold Dieterle open new restaurants. [NYT] Related: Harold Dieterle’s Perilla to Open ... on Jones Street! [Grub Street] And Jeffrey Chodorow’s new Malaysian restaurant, for which Pelaccio was consulting chef, opens in London. [This Is London] Related: Has the Food Over There Really Become Edible? [NYM] The rat expert who instructed the Department of Health says the city is a rodent’s paradise. [WP]

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