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City to Reenact Calorie-Display Rule; Bloodbath Near Spotlight Live

The city’s Board of Health is set to reenact its legally contested rule requiring all restaurants with fifteen or more eateries nationwide to post the caloric value of food items on their menus. [NYDN] Related: Fast-Food Biz Wins Fight Against City Hall Restaurants and nightclubs currently owe the city $14 million in health-code violation fines, which means that high-roller venues like the Rainbow Room can get away with stiffing the city out of $50. [NYP] Times Square’s Spotlight Live became the latest scene of club violence when one man was killed and five others stabbed there yesterday morning. [NYDN]

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Cipriani Charged With ‘Highway Robbery’; Market Table Gets a Big Kiss From RG

Frank Bruni pens one of his best zero-star reviews ever in putting down Harry Cipriani, hard: “The crime that comes to mind first when I think of the Ciprianis is highway robbery. Based on my recent experience, that’s what happens almost any time Harry Cipriani on Fifth Avenue serves lunch or dinner.” Brillo-like potatoes? $23 for asparagus? Bruni makes 'em pay. [NYT] Market Table gets two and a half stars from Restaurant Girl, who praises the solid American cooking and buys into the overall concept. We wondered if MT wouldn't be the restaurant that absorbed the Haute Barnyard backlash, but it seems to have dodged it so far. [NYDN] Paul Adams hits Tailor and delivers the most intelligently rendered version of what seems to be the verdict on the place: The food is brilliant but spotty, and the drinks are great. [NYS]

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Grom Madness Persists on the Upper West Side.

Midtown West: Harry Cipriani looks to be reopening in the Sherry-Netherland Hotel. [Eater] Park Slope: A Korean restaurant called MOIM will open on Garfield east of Seventh Avenue. [Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn] Prospect-Lefferts-Gardens: Scary-looking bar with good fried chicken is getting an exterior makeover. [across the park] Red Hook: 253 Conover Street, marked as “Bar” since 1890, has a new awning displaying its true name: Sunny’s Bar. [NewYorkology] Upper West Side: One-hour-and-up line persists at Grom, even after opening day’s free gelato. [What I See] West Village: From Tuesday to Thursday, Maremma will feature a reservation-only Chianina steak dinner. [Grub Street] Williamsburg: Hole-in-the-wall Yola’s Cafe has big beefy burritos, and food is ready in minutes. [Gridskipper]

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