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  1. Closings
    The West Village’s Commerce Has ClosedOwner Harold Moore is citing a legal struggle with his landlord.
  2. Retro Eats
    Vanishing: The Endangered Foods of New York and Where to Get Them While YouWe’ve decided to take stock of some of New York’s old-time iconic foodstuffs­ like bagels, bialys, pike quenelles, and baked Alaskas.
  3. Grub Guides
    21 Remarkably Expensive New York Restaurant Side DishesAmerican Cut, Quality Italian, and Carbone are pushing prices ever upward.
  4. Off-Cuts
    Vegas Strip Muscles Its Way Into New YorkNow you can buy mystery meat at a few downtown restaurants!
  5. neighborhood news
    7-Eleven Declares War on Local BodegasAt least 114 more branches of the chain store are expected to open in Manhattan.
  6. sex sells
    Kosher Sex Toy Site Is Rated G for the PiousIt used to be hard for an Orthodox Jew to find a vibrator. No longer!
  7. Protests
    Commerce Is Latest to Get Pâté Police’s Message Rammed Down ItsA protest is planned for this evening.
  8. Celebrity Settings
    Hartnett, Cornish Get Coupley at Macao Trading Co.; McCartney Savors SerendipityPlus: Ryan Phillippe kicks back at Greenhouse, Dustin Hoffman goes at Bocca di Bacco, and more in our weekly recap of celebrity sightings.
  9. Celebrity Settings
    Warren Sapp and Richie Rich Dine at Via dei Mille; Elton John Chats Up a BusboyPlus: Tyra Banks brunches at Commerce, Harold Ford Jr. campaigns at Ritorante San Pietro, and more in our weekly roundup of boldface dining.
  10. Neighborhood Watch
    Babbo Hosts ’Shroom Party; Mimi’s Hummus Makes Progress on Wine BarPlus: a food tour of Hell’s Kitchen, and diabetics honor Tom Valenti, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  11. House Rules
    Tough CookiesCommerce is no-nonsense about its new no-cash policy.
  12. Operating Procedures
    Commerce Switches to Befuddling ‘Credit Cards Only’ PolicyAs if contending with cash-only restaurants weren’t annoying enough …
  13. Celebrity Settings
    Shaq Celebrates Cavs at Civetta; A-Rod and Kate Hudson Enjoy Obligatory Binge atPlus: Leo hits up Burger Joint and Ivanka Trump goes downtown for dinner at Frank, in our weekly roundup of where the pretty people are…
  14. Brunch
    Biscuits and GravyYet another restaurant is doing an upscale version for brunch.
  15. Brunch
    Biscuit Alert: Commerce Launches Sunday BrunchPlus, doughnuts lend credence to Jack Donaghy’s statement that New York is off cupcakes.
  16. The Other Critics
    Eighty One Earns Two Stars and a Bon Mot; the Harrison Starts Out With a RaveThe ‘Times’ lays two stars on Eighty One, the Harrison gets a rave from ‘Time Out New York,’ and Restaurant Girl didn’t have such a hot time at Ago.
  17. The Other Critics
    Ko’s First Non-Rave Finally Arrives; One Star for CommerceKo isn’t really all that to one critic, Benoit gets off with a bang, and Commerce takes a one-star hit from Frank Bruni this week.
  18. In the Magazine
    Platt’s Deadliest CatchPlatt goes on a fugu hunt in Japan, the Robs tell of a spate of Village openings, and Commerce gets reviewed in this week’s issue.
  19. Engines of Gastronomy
    Commerce’s Athanor Oven Is a Chef MagnetA $100,000 oven does more than just cook chickens at Commerce.
  20. The Other Critics
    Two Bruni Stars for Mia Dona; Mostly Good Things for Merkato 55Mia Dona gets an appreciative two stars from Frank Bruni, it’s good but not great reviews for Merkato 55, and it’s three stars for Adour from Moira Hodgson
  21. In the Magazine
    Platt at Eighty One; Ago to OpenIn this week’s magazine: Platt on Eighty One, De Niro’’s new restaurant opens, and Starbucks’s problems are solved.
  22. The Other Critics
    Mas Revisited for Two Stars; Three Takes on Mia DonaMas love for Mas from Frank Bruni, differing views of Mia Dona, and a review of Commerce that will make you lose your appetite.
  23. Neighborhood Watch
    Hill Country’s Pit-Smoked Easter; Commerce Bartender No FoolEast Village: The dishes in Rhong-Tiam’s spice challenge (the prize for finishing the tasting menu is free dinner at a different Thai restaurant) aren’t as unbearably spicy as you’d expect, and the chef will give you a beer when you’re finished. [Gothamist] Flatiron: Hill Country’s serving up a pit-smoked Easter dinner this Sunday. [Strong Buzz] Fort Greene: A boatload of restaurants in the neighborhood are offering prix fixe dinners for $23 next week for Dine in Brooklyn, including Chez Oskar, Olea, and Scopello. [Clinton Hill Blog] Harlem: A reader feels that Slice NY severely underrates Patsy’s. [Slice NY] West Village: Commerce’s bartender deals adeptly with douche bags. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch]
  24. Neighborhood Watch
    Don’t Skip the Bread at Commerce; Oh, Yoko, Save Café La Fortuna!Bay Ridge: One of the city’s greenest cake shops, Little Cupcake Bake Shop, actually makes awesome cupcakes, too. [NewYorkology] Carroll Gardens: Frankies’ third location is sizable, but still at least a few months from being completed. [Eater] Upper West Side: Blossom at 466 Columbus Avenue is a candlelit vegan restaurant with a fireplace. [Gridskipper] Former John Lennon and Yoko Ono favorite Café La Fortuna is closing this Sunday. [Lost City] West Village: At newly opened Commerce, Andrea Strong “had the bread basket of the century,” which included “about a half-dozen types of bread, all fresh baked in house that morning. There was a buttery mini brioche, an sourdough olive roll the shape of a fat bullet, a ciabatta and a sesame roll, and my favorite, and one that I think they should turn into a bar snack with mustards and cheese—the soft malt pretzel.” Sounds like a good start. [The Strong Buzz]
  25. Neighborhood Watch
    Sparkling-Pink Sake Might Tickle Your V-Day Fancy in Hell’s Kitchen; CommerceChelsea: RUB and Swich are just two under-$10 lunch options in this list devoted to the nabe. [Gridskipper] East Village: A Spanish wine bar called Pata Negra opens Friday at 345 East 12th Street. [NYT] Flatiron: A Voce pastry chef Josh Gripper classifies himself as single and dangerous. [Restaurant Girl] Fort Greene: Don’t hold your breath waiting for lamb sliders from the French-Moroccan restaurant that was supposed to open on DeKalb Avenue; the space wasn’t completed, and the sign and menu have already been taken down. [Eat for Victory/VV] Hell’s Kitchen: If you want to explore dining options outside our comprehensive Valentine’s Day Guide, you could look to Kyotofu, which is serving a three-course dessert prix fixe promising a raspberry Valrhona-dark-chocolate fondue and Hou Hou Shu pink-sparkling sake. [Kyotofu] West Village: Commerce opens tomorrow in the former Blue Mill Tavern space and there will be a 20 percent discount on food through Monday. [NYT]; the last outlet of Flor’s Kitchen will shut itself down this Sunday citing problems with the landlord. [Eater]
  26. Neighborhood Watch
    Tribecans Don’t Want Buster’s Garage Back; Drink and Win Big in Park SlopeChelsea: The Bright Food Shop space will become a Qdoba, part of a chain of Mexican restaurants. [Crazy Fingers via Blog Chelsea] Midtown West: In honor of Rockefeller Center’s 75th anniversary, the ice rink and the Rock Center Café are running a special that includes a two-course dinner and skate rental for $75. [Grub Street] Park Slope: Pacific Standard now offers a Frequent Drinker program, which awards points that can be traded for prizes like an All-Expenses-Paid Trip to Williamsburg including a subway ride and dinner at Fette Sau, a membership to BAM, or a Pacific Standard Tattoo. Yes, a real tattoo. [Gothamist] Tribeca: Residents are fighting the return of rowdy Texan haunt Buster’s Garage. [Fight Busters via Eater] Upper East Side: Steven Salsberg and Erminia owner Nikola Camaj are opening a “socially and environmentally” correct wine bar on Monday in the former DT UT space. [Restaurant Girl]
  27. Mediavore
    Seinfeld Sued Over Cookbook; Goldman Employees to Eat SteakSneaky Chef author Missy Chase Lapine has sued Jerry Seinfeld for defamation after he called her a “wacko” in response to her allegations that his wife plagiarized her cookbook. [NYDN] The beloved Moondance Diner, which survived a trek from New York to Wyoming, has partially collapsed under the weight of fresh snow. [Casper Star-Tribune via Eater] Related: The Moondance Diner, Neglected in Wyoming, Now a Shell of Itself Commerce, chef Harold Moore’s forthcoming restaurant, is slated to open in February, but still no word on the cuisine. [The Feed/TONY] Related: Harold Moore of March to Take Over Grange Hall–Blue Mill Space