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New York foodies have a reason to celebrate: fan favorite M. Wells is back as M. Wells Dinette at MoMA P.S. 1. The restaurant, once housed in a former diner, has reappeared in P.S. 1, the art gallery in Long Island City, Queens. As of now, the restaurant is only open for lunch. M. Wells Dinette at MoMA P.S. 1, 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101, 718-786-1800.
American Table Café and Bar by Marcus Samuelsson sits at the entrance to Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center and serves up edible American-inspired creations by the celeb chef. American Table Café and Bar by Marcus Samuelsson, Lincoln Center, 1941 Broadway, New York, NY 10023, 212-671-4200.
Chef Cesare Casella is bringing his Upper West Side restaurant, Salumeria Rosi, to the Upper East Side. The menu has a large selection of shareable plates, many of which have a Roman accent. The new restaurant's official name is Il Ristorante Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto. Il Ristorante Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto, 903 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10021, 212-517-7700.
"Top Chef" alumna Leah Cohen is the toque in the kitchen at Pig and Khao, a new Southeast Asian eatery on the Lower East Side. Pig and Khao, 68 Clinton St., New York, NY 10002, 212-920-4485.
Laurent Tourondel has opened up the first New York City branch of his burger chain, LT Burger. This one, the first of a few, one can assume, is located on Bryant Park. LT Burger, 8 W. 40th St., New York, NY 10018, 212-582-8200.
Koi SoHo is the latest restaurant to try its hand in the Trump SoHo New York tower. It is an outpost of the Koi in Midtown at The Bryant Park Hotel, which is a branch of the celeb-favorite spot in Los Angeles. Chef Rob Lucas serves a menu similar to the Koi on W. 40th St. Koi SoHo, Trump SoHo New York, 246 Spring St., New York, NY 10013, 212-842-4550.
An extension of chef Sara Jenkins' Porsena, Porsena Extra Bar has opened next to her original restaurant. The menu is focused on Mediterranean fare and there'll be a large wine list of offerings from the area. Porsena Extra Bar, 21 E. 7th St., New York, NY 10003, 212-228-4923.
Guy Fieri is bringing it to New York. And by "it" we mean his restaurant. Enter 500-seat Guy's American Kitchen & Bar, set just off Times Square and certain to pack in the tourists (and --- who knows? --- maybe even a few locals) for Fieri's signature dishes like sangría-glazed shrimp and pretzel-encrusted chicken tenders. Guy's American Kitchen & Bar, 220 W. 44th St., New York, NY 10036, 646-532-4897.

News Bytes
Oktoberfest at Perilla
Perilla in the West Village will celebrate Oktoberfest. Every Monday evening in the month of October, the restaurant will offer a three-course German-inspired dinner (with beer, of course) for $60. Perilla, 9 Jones St., New York, NY 10014, 212-929-6868.
Hergatt Squared
Chef Shaun Hergatt, who recently emancipated himself from his eponymous eatery in downtown Manhattan, has landed at ESquared Hospitality, which will eventually lead to his own restaurant, named Juni. The restaurant is scheduled to open in early 2013.
Bon Aperitivo!
Salumè, an Italian restaurant and shop in SoHo, is now offering its early-evening aperitivo later into the night. Buy a glass of wine and diners get access to a feast of cheese, meats, olives and other Italian snacks. Salume, 330 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013, 212-226-8111.
French Restaurant Week in NYC
During French Restaurant Week, dozens of New York restaurants will present special promotions or prix-fixe menus September 17-30, 2012. Participants include Artisanal, Le Perigord, La Mangeoire and Ca Va. A portion of the earnings will benefit Action Against Hunger. For more information, visit
Taco Tuesdays!
The Terrace at FOUR (located in the Yotel hotel) has begun serving tacos on Tuesdays. The weekly south-of-the-border-inspired event, which will last as long as the weather is warm, offers Richard Sandoval-created tacos of many varieties. One taco for $4 or three tacos for $10. Terrace at FOUR, 570 Tenth Ave., New York, NY 10036, 646-449-7790.

Chef Shuffle
Damon Wise (Monkey Bar) has been named the chef at Andrew Carmellini's new French restaurant in the former Chinatown Brasserie space on Lafayette Street. Monkey Bar, Hotel Elysée, 60 E. 54th St., New York, NY 10022, 212-288-1010.
Chef Angus An, of the Vancouver Thai restaurant Maenam, is overseeing the menu at Kittichai in the 60 Thompson hotel in SoHo. Kittichai, 60 Thompson, 60 Thompson St., New York, NY 10012, 212-219-2000.
Corton's former pastry chef, Shawn Gawle, has left for Saison in San Francisco. The new pastry chef is Blake Abene, who logged time in the kitchen at Jean Georges. Corton, 239 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013, 212-219-2777.
Hospoda, the elegant but gastropub-like Upper East Side Czech restaurant, has a pair of new chefs in the kitchen. Katie Busch, an alum of Aureole, and Lukas Pohl, who logged time in various kitchens in Prague. Oldrich Sahajdak is still overseeing the kitchen, both here and at his eatery La Degustation in Prague. Hospoda, 321 E. 73rd St., New York, NY 10021, 212-861-1038.
The interior of Gotham Bar & Grill in New York Ron Paprocki is now pastry chef at Gotham Bar & Grill. His new desserts include the Gotham Black Forest, an interpretation of the German cake here made with chocolate crème, chocolate dacquoise, chocolate sable, cherry balsamic and Bing cherries, served with fresh mint ice cream. Gotham Bar & Grill, 12 E. 12th St., New York, NY 10003, 212-620-4020.


Julie Reiner's tiki bar and restaurant Lani Kai has shut down. Lani Kai, 525 Broome St., New York, NY 10013, no phone.
Bar Stuzzichini (928 Broadway) in the Flatiron District and its TriBeCa sister restaurant, Stuzzicheria, have both shut down.
Shaun Hergatt, of SHO Shaun Hergatt, left his eponymous restaurant and joined ESquared Hospitality (BLT Steak, BLT Prime, BLT Fish, GO Burger) to develop new dining concepts. The space that housed his restaurant in The Setai, Wall Street, is now occupied by a different place called The Exchange at The Setai, Wall Street. SHO Shaun Hergatt, The Setai, Wall Street, 40 Broad St., New York, NY 10004, no phone.
The Upper West Side outlet of Fatty Crab has shut down. The owners claim the restaurant will reopen at some point in a different location in the same neighborhood. Fatty Crab, 2170 Broadway, New York, NY 10024, no phone.
The New French, a West Village restaurant with a name inspired by an eatery in Minneapolis, will shut down for good. The New French, 522 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014, no phone.
Michael 'Bao' Huynh has closed the East Village location of his Vietnamese sandwich stop, Baoguette. Baoguette, 37 St. Marks Pl., New York, NY 10014, no phone.

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