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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.

Could Kevin Hickey's Duck Inn Spark a Bridgeport Revival?

chicago.eater.com — "Bridgeport is not the same as when I grew up," chef Kevin Hickey says, "and I'd like to see it come back." That's part of the mission behind Hickey's Duck Inn, now backed by Rockit Ranch, that could open in as soon as two weeks at 2701 S. Eleanor.

Vote For Chicago's Bartender of the Year

chicago.eater.com — Next Monday, Eater will present the 2014 Eater Awards, our fifth annual celebration of all that's made America's restaurant world run-and run wild-in the past twelve months. Winners will be selected on both the local and national levels in five major categories, the voting for which continues right now.

New Spot From Longman Team Heading to Historic Michigan Avenue Hotel Project

chicago.eater.com — Shake Shack isn't the only acclaimed restaurant group that's heading to the forthcoming Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. Land & Sea Dept., the guys behind Longman & Eagle and Parson's Chicken & Fish, have also signed onto the forthcoming hotel project in the long-vacant historic landmarked building across from Millennium Park, and is planning its first restaurant project outside Logan Square.

Michelin Guide Director Explains How Grace Got its Third Star, Why Next is Still Starless, and More

chicago.eater.com — Five years after the Michelin Guide first landed in Chicago, director Michael Ellis says that the tire company's esteemed restaurant guidebook is still "developing a maturity here." This year, Michelin elevated a second three-star restaurant to go with Alinea (Grace) and debuted 42 Grams at two stars, while removing Mexique's star and once again not awarding a star to Next.
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Nov 22, 2014

Carroll Gardens is New York's best-smelling neighborhood. Notes of leaves, earth, and wood-burning fireplaces.

Nov 21, 2014

@dansaltzstein @hillarydixler i was just devastated by how long it took and how much broth it needed. i have risotto issues.

Nov 21, 2014

@resy curious to see how blanca has evolved over the years -- haven't been back in 2 years. understand they have an opening for 1 at 9pm....

Nov 21, 2014

@hillarydixler making risotto is a soul crushing experience. make sure you're there to support him.

Nov 21, 2014

@hillarydixler pretty sure i cried first time i made risotto (for a dinner party) i was 22 and i had no idea it would be that much STIRRING.

Nov 21, 2014

RT @LifeWorthEating: @pete_wells Pujol, DF evolved the other way. $165 --> $125 --> $105 --> $85 --> $65. The restaurant has never been mor…

Nov 21, 2014

zomg HAPPY 30th birthday @maxabelson. you know how to talk to RICH PEOPLE better than anyone else!

Nov 21, 2014

Am a big fan of this @eater Life in Chains series. The latest: Cracker Barrel (where I've never been!) eater.com/2014/11/19/724… via @hels

Nov 21, 2014

@SoundGuyAndy @pete_wells @IrvingFarm i'm more of a fan of service-included but @dirtcandy is rightfully worried about sticker shock.

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