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High Tide for Water Prices; Yet Another BLT Opens

Ah, the joys of free-flowing water. Well, kind of free — the city water board just agreed to up water costs 11.5 percent this year, and another 11.5 percent next year. [NYP] A guide to New York restaurants that play that wonderful organ music. [Gridskipper] A stealth addition to the ever-expanding BLT empire: a BLT Steak in the Westchester Ritz-Carlton. [Westchester.com]

Sandwich of the Week: City Bakery’s Barbecued Tofu — Yes, Tofu

Ever since man discovered tofu, he’s been trying to trick himself into thinking it’s meat. Traditionally, this is attempted by playing with texture, form, and flavor, and the results, needless to say, aren’t always successful. There is good fake-meat tofu (Chinese mock duck, the Unchicken Buffalo Wings at Kate’s Joint in the East Village), and bad fake-meat tofu (the Tofurkey). Now, however, comes what some might consider a major breakthrough in the history of tofu chicanery — the City Bakery’s new barbecued-tofu sandwich.