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i'm a food critic & data guy for eater. i also run www.thepricehike.com and www.thebaddeal.com. Message me at sutton@eater.com

Happy Ending Looks Like a Hip 1970s Basement Complete With Fake Flowers and Odd-Ball Art

ny.eater.com — Here's a look around the ultra-retro dining room that recently replaced the dive-y Broome Street music venue Happy Ending. The new proprietors chose to keep the name, but change just about everything else about the old "massage" parlor turned bar.

Momofuku Ko Will Open on Friday With the Most Expensive Momo Tasting Menu

ny.eater.com — David Chang's most expensive restaurant just got TONS more expensive. Momofuku Ko, which re-opens on Friday in its new location at Eight Extra Place, has raised the price of dinner to $175, an increase of $50 over the old menu. With that higher cost come more indulgences: t he two-Michelin-starred restaurant has lengthened the menu to 17-courses.

Sunnyside Chinese Spot Tenderizes its Meat via Sidewalk

sf.eater.com — Everyone loves a well-tenderized piece of beef, but we can't imagine that Lucky River Restaurant's patrons will be all that thrilled to find out how the Sunnyside restaurant achieves that goal. SF Weekly caught wind of a video on LiveLeaks depicting a restaurant worker at Lucky River repeatedly slamming a giant piece of beef, presumably intended for diners, into the sidewalk.

A French Bar Meets an Italian Country Home at Jody Williams and Rita Sodi's Via Carota

ny.eater.com — Ruling queens of the West Village restaurant scene, Jody Williams and Rita Sodi quietly opened their first joint project, Via Carota last week. The restaurant is just a few doors down from Buvette, but much bigger than Williams' tightly packed little wine bar.

Kajitsu, Manhattan's Only Restaurant Dedicated to the Meat-Free Fare Beloved by Buddhist Monks

ny.eater.com — Kajitsu, a serene, Michelin-starred Japanese establishment on East 39th Street, has quietly been serving one of Manhattan's most ambitious meatless menus for the last five and a half years.

You Won't Have to Tip at Dirt Candy 2.0

ny.eater.com — Yet another high profile restaurant has joined the growing ranks of American culinary establishments that have pretty much eliminated voluntary tipping. When Dirt Candy re-opens on Manhattan's Lower East Side in January, patrons won't need to leave gratuities.

Daniel Patterson Will Eliminate Tipping at New Mission Restaurant

sf.eater.com — As the debate over the fairness of tipping continues, one of the country's most prominent chefs has moved to implement a policy that only a handful of others have been willing to. Daniel Patterson, who runs the two-Michelin-starred Coi in San Francisco, will eliminate gratuities at his newest restaurant.

15 Years in, Gabrielle Hamilton's Prune Is as Relevant as Ever

ny.eater.com — But since many New Yorkers primarily know this East Village mainstay for its Dutch pancakes and such, I forced myself out of bed at noon on Saturday and taxied over to Gabrielle Hamilton's famed restaurant. Standing outsider were 26 souls, almost the full capacity of the venue, waiting for a chance to eat Eggs Benedict.

Atelier Crenn Hikes Prices After Giving Raises to Kitchen Staff

sf.eater.com — Atelier Crenn, already one of San Francisco's spendiest places to eat, just got spendier. The avant-garde restaurant has increased the price of its longest tasting menu after it raised the salaries of its kitchen staff. The 18-course option is now $220, up from $195.

Death of a Dive Bar: Club Foot to Shutter in November

chicago.eater.com — A coffee shop may replace Club Foot, the venerable dive bar that's stood in Ukrainian Village for almost two decades. Said coffee shop is one of the possibilities that owner Lauree Rohrig has heard, who opened the bar inside the rickety three-story building at the corner of Augusta and Honore in 1995 with partner Chuck Uchida, but on Thursday announced they would shutter on Nov.
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Nov 28, 2014

@robertsietsema @hillarydixler @BillAddison the veal parm wasn't very good (just bland) but i've had marsala at least twice. BANGIN.

Nov 27, 2014

NBC just played "zombie" as a pre-commercial bumper song on the Seahawks-49ers Thanksgiving game. Cute. (i.e. "The Cranberries.")

Nov 27, 2014

RT @rachsyme: It's helpful to remember also to breathe deeply when all the relatives turn to me and say, "So...how's the writing going?" Serenity. Now.

Nov 27, 2014

If you're dining out this Thanksgiving, consider expressing thanks by tipping your server a shitload more than usual.

Nov 26, 2014

Eater would like to wish you an apocalyptic exploding turkey thanksgiving: eater.com/2014/11/26/729…

Nov 26, 2014

So Blue Bottle will no longer offer health benefits to its part time employees. Only 19 folks impacted. But still: eater.com/2014/11/26/729…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @hillarydixler: new ko allows non-flash photography! from rez conf email "we ask that diners refrain from using flash photography"

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