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La Lucha, a new Mexico City-accented eatery in the East Village, serves up a taco-centric menu. La Lucha, 147 Ave. A, New York, NY 10003, 212-260-0235.
Le Caprice is open in The Pierre hotel. The first New York outpost of a London institution, the menu mashes up Mediterranean and English foods, with an emphasis on the latter with dishes like grilled kippers and Welsh rarebit. Le Caprice, Pierre Hotel, 795 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10065, 212-940-8195.
Sushi Uo is the latest fish temple from a young disciple of Morimoto. Hidden on the second floor, look for Japanese standards beyond sushi as well, including small plates and snacks. Sushi Uo, 151 Rivington St., New York, NY 10002, 212-677-5470.

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News Bytes
Daniel Boulud & Mario Batali to Open Restaurants in Singapore
Chefs Daniel Boulud and Mario Batali are just two of several celebrity chefs that will open restaurants next year in the Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore. Their fellow restaurateurs expanding in Asia include Wolfgang Puck, Guy Savoy of Paris, Santi Santamaria of Spain's Can Fabes and Tetsuya Wakuda of Sydney. Daniel, 60 E. 65th St., New York, NY 10065, 212-288-0033.
"Avec Eric" Now Airing
Watch chef Eric Ripert (Le Bernardin) travel the world looking for dishes to recreate in his own kitchen on "Avec Eric," which is presented by KQED and distributed nationally by American Public Television. The program airs Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, visit Le Bernardin, The AXA Equitable Building, 155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019, 212-554-1515.
Emeril is hosting his own live stage show in Atlantic City. Contestants, pulled from the audience, will compete with each other. The catch? Emeril won't be there, except to offer pre-taped commentary on large video screens. "Emereilized" sous chefs will actually help the audience complete their mission. The show runs through November 12.
Flyin' High
Dovetail is open again after an expansion into the space next door. The menu will remain the same, but the bar is larger and there are now more tables. Dovetail, 103 W. 77th St., New York, NY 10024, 212-362-3800.
The Taco Truck Takes to the Streets
The trend of mobile food trucks is not just limited to Manhattan---The Taco Truck is serving up Mexican food on the streets of Hoboken and Jersey City. The menu features tacos, tortas (Mexican sandwiches) and hongos (pickled mushrooms), as well as house made salsas. All food packaging and utensils are either 100% biodegradable or fully recyclable, and The Taco Truck carries its own recycling and compost system on board. The truck's location changes daily and can be found on Twitter. Meanwhile, a brick and mortar outpost will be opening early next year.

Chef Shuffle
Chef Ryan Skeen has left Allen & Delancey. Allen & Delancey, 115 Allen St., New York, NY 10002, 212-253-5400.
Antoine Camin, who was the chef at the now-closed La Goulue, is now the chef at Orsay. Orsay, 1057 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10021, 212-517-6400.


Cube 63, located on Court Street in Brooklyn, has closed. The Lower East Side outpost of Cube 63, however, remains open.
The wacky East Village spot, Kurve, has been transformed into an outpost of Rhong Tiam, the accaimed Thai place in the West Village.
The non-Absinthe-serving restaurant and wine bar in the East Village, Absinthe, has shut down.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten's French-Asian fusion eatery, Vong, served its last meal on Saturday November 7. The chef did not renew the lease and hopes some day to re-open the restaurant in another New York locale. Vong, 200 E. 54th St., New York, NY 10022, 212-486-9592.

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