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Boulud Settles Discrimination Suit; Ramsay Has His Day in Court

Daniel Boulud gives in and settles his discrimination suit, agreeing to pay off the plaintiffs, give his busboys and runners a raise, make his managers take sensitivity training, and set up standards and procedures for promotion. [NYT] Related: Daniel Under Attack! (Again) A court hearing later today will rule whether Gordon Ramsay faked scenes during his infamous “rescue” of Dillons restaurant. [Fox News] Blue Hill’s Dan Barber loves Lupa, Noodletown, and the “secret gem” greenmarket on West 97th Street. [Gothamist]

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Mondrian Will Bring a ‘Glamorous Restaurant’ to Chinatown

Astoria: Pita Pan at 37-15 30th Avenue has opened in its new space; plans for further expansion include rooftop dining. [Joey in Astoria] Boerum Hill: Trader Joe’s poised to open its second New York store in the former Independence Savings Bank building at the juncture of Court Street and Atlantic Avenue. [Brooklyn Eagle] Chinatown: A Mondrian hotel at 150 Lafayette Street planned for 2009 will feature a "glamorous restaurant" and a ballroom. [NYP] Clinton Hill: Thursday, July 12, iCi hosts the Art of Taste, an evening of food education and dining with the ladies of Green Gourmet. [Clinton Hill Blog] Lower East Side: Brick-oven pizzeria Chickie Pig’s is opening this weekend. [Eater] Midtown East: Some first-class summer specials are to be had in the streets of midtown right now, including Milant Gourmet Deli’s gazpacho — only available through August. [Midtown Lunch] Upper East Side: Best Cellars poured its chilled wine for customers for free during yesterday’s blackout, and Tasti D-Lite gave away ice cream. [Newsday]

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Village Rats Also Eat Vegetarian

Chelsea: Varietal pastry chef Jordan Kahn, famous for his abstract desserts and now a slam from Frank Bruni, may resign. [Eater] Greenpoint: Unidentified soon-to-open restaurants spotted on both Greenpoint Avenue and Franklin Street. [Gowanus Lounge] Greenwich Village: Health-food mecca Gobo contributes to the rat-video craze. [NewYorkology] Lower East Side: Chickie Pig’s will open soon, but they may never have wine. [NYO] Midwood: DiFara hopes to reopen Saturday; stop in, if only to confirm that Dom DeMarco will be wearing a hat. [NewYorkology] Murray Hill: Wild Edibles now has a restaurant arm. [Gothamist]

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