· Le Madeleine has a problem and it goes a little something like this: "WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP TO SAVE LE MADELEINE. Our landlord wants to illegally evict us and demolish our building. We have a strong lease. We've been here for 29 years. We're fighting this in court and plan to stay here a long time." They're fighting it in court and plan to stay a long time. [EaterWire Inbox]
· In the category of Nothing to See Here, Monsieur Cutlets addresses a rumor that LES mainstay Gertel's Bakery is loosing its lease, neither confirming nor debunking said rumor. (Bottom line: Gertel's dénouement tbd.) But stop there he does not. Adding fuel to a nonexistent fire, he first insinuates, then proves himself wrong, that Yonah Schimmel and Kossar's are also in trouble. They are not. In summation, there wasn't anything to see when the item started and there's nothing to see when it's done. [UnEaterWire; Cutlets]
· Attention Chowhounders. You know about the launch party for the new Chow, yes? Surely they invited the People, their lifeblood. Anyway the dets are as follows: Tonight, Public Restaurant, 7-9 PM. Be there or etc. [EaterWire]
· ResyWatch spot check: del posto -- 497 8090 -- one ring, hold, hold, i can do 7:45 or 8:30.