In the News: Ladurée is Open

Laduree by Driely S courtesy Racked••• Inside Ladurée on W. Broadway. —Racked (and the New York Times says it’s taking reservations: “They also prepare salads, omelets, club sandwiches and more-substantial dishes for breakfast, lunch, teatime and dinner.”) The photo is by Driely S., courtesy Racked.

••• “Losing beloved French standby Capsouto Freres after 33 years meant tragedy for Tribeca. But China Blue‘s arrival is an even bigger one.” The New York Daily News review goes downhill from there.

••• “Silverstein Properties is currently renting three entire floors [in 4 World Trade Center] for private events—though bar mitzvahs and weddings are banned.” Never say never! “Some charities […] are using it free.” —Wall Street Journal

••• West Village cheesesteakhouse Wogies has opened an outpost on Trinity Place. —Downtown Lunch

••• From Downtown Lunch: “After spending nearly four years writing about my lunches and chronicling openings and closings, it’s time for me to say goodbye as a new job has taken me to Midtown. You will be able to find me occasionally contributing to Midtown Lunch on all of the finest eats near Grand Central. Sadly, my leaving means Downtown Lunch will be down for the count, at least temporarily. The site will go on hiatus while Zach figures out what direction it should take. If you’re interested in taking over as head Downtown Lunch’er, you can e-mail” Fare thee well, Andrea! If anyone can find good lunch options in the GCT vicinity, it’s you.

••• “The new cocktail menu at the Dead Rabbit, the downtown drinks emporium that opened last year, takes the form of a graphic novel.” —New York Times

••• Congrats to Felipe Donnelly and Tamy Rofe, “the husband-and-wife proprietors of Soho favorite Cómodo, [who are] opening a second restaurant on February 18.” It’s called Colonia Verde and it’s at 219 Dekalb Ave., which is somewhere in Brooklyn. (Longtime readers will recall that Felipe and Tamy had Adam and me over during their restaurant’s dinner-party origins.) —Grub Street


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