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Au Revoir, Fleur de Sel
A Michelin-starred restaurant bites the recession dust.By Alexandra Vallis
Franklin Becker to Replace Gary Robins at Sheridan Square; Octopus Abounds on Menus
Plus a man finds a knife in his Subway sandwich, a cookbook conspiracy, and more, in our morning news digest.
Provence Chef Pink-Slipped; Pichet Ong to Open Cupcake Shop
Chef Lynn McNeely has been handed a pink slip after mixed reviews at the new Provence; no word on who the next chef might be. [Eater] Related: Provence Redux [NYM] Pichet Ong is opening a cupcake store next to P*ONG. “Vanilla, chocolate, yuzu and cinnamon will be my staples,” he says. “I want to add a little salt & spice to my take on them.” [Restaurant Girl] A tale of two bakeries under Health Department scrutiny: one, Magnolia, plays nice; the other, Delices de Paris in Park Slope, kicks back. Guess which one ends up closing. [NYO]
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Banker Cash Meets Working-Class Eats in Flatiron South
The micro-micro-neighborhood centered around Broadway and 20th happens to be the capital of Danny Meyer's small but beloved empire of restaurants, where Credit Suisse First Boston financiers do lunch; actors and temps, meanwhile, have an array of lowbrow eats to choose from.