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October 30, 2005

The U.S. has effectively banned all imports of beluga caviar
Beluga caviar already in the United States may still be sold, but only for the next 18 month. So get them while they last!

October 27, 2005

You can finally get prints from photos on Flickr
If you live in the U.S., that is.

Joël Robuchon's return to haute cuisine at his new place at the MGM Grand is described as having "the best food in Las Vegas, by a decisive margin, and some of the very best French food... on this continent" by The New York Times
9 course set menu goes for $165, and a 16 course one goes for $295. I absolutely despise Vegas, but it looks like I have to make another visit soon.

Someone is trying to build a mechanical clock that will run with perfect accuracy for 10,000 years

A physicist has proved that, within reasonable limits, it is always possible to rotate the table to a position where all four legs stand solidly on the ground

October 17, 2005

American Society of Magazine Editors' list of the 40 greatest magazine covers of the last 40 years

Thomas Keller gets the butter for his restaurants from six cows in Vermont
So those of you lucky enough to have dined at Per Se or the French Laundry: how was the butter??

October 14, 2005

Esquire's list of the best new restaurants of 2005
Top of the list: The Modern. My own review of it is coming.

Bruni talks about the opening 20 years ago of Union Square Cafe as a seminal event in NYC fine dining

October 13, 2005's list of ten tastemaking chefs
The usual suspects are on the list. What's interesting is reading their income from last year. For such famous and influential chefs, some of them make next to nothing!

October 9, 2005

Community Board 3 unanimously approved rezoning Alphabet City and parts of Lower East Side to limit floor-to-area ratio and to impose a height cap

October 8, 2005

Play the memory game with any Flickr tag
Link goes to a game featuring yours truly.

October 7, 2005

Photo of Brad Pitt gluing some model with Frank Gehry looking on

October 5, 2005

Condé Nest Traveler has an article on the highly anticipated impending release of the Michelin guide for New York

October 4, 2005

In case you didn't notice, Adobe Camera Raw has been updated to 3.2
Of note in this release is that it is now able to read D2X white balance data.