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Food Section Buzzwrap: What Could Have Been

1) McNally in the West Village? It. Is. On. More than you know. Keil breaks the news that the ex-Ms. McNally, Lynn Wagenknecht, has signed a lease in the shuttered Caffé Rosso space on West 12th. Steel cage match? Hell yes: "The 'Iron Triangle' of boldface bistros will include McNally's unnamed place, now under construction at 15 Charles St., and Carter's project at 16 Bank St., which previously housed Ye Waverly Inn, about a block from Wagenknecht's new place." [NYPost]

2) Our brethren at Curbed noted this a few weeks back, but Cuozzo adds flavor to the mass restaurant closures occurring at East 74th and Second Avenue: "A belly dancer at Moroccan Taj was a warm-weather siren for the whole block, luring locals with babies and tourists from Midtown hotels." Honestly? We're sorry we missed her. [NYPost]

3) FloFab returns to the Time Warner Center, for reasons that aren't exactly clear, other than the fact that it is a bewitching building. Off the Menu, though, has deets on two upcoming openings: a chop house called 7 Square plans to open this fall in the old Océo space on W49th; the owners of Ludlow Street's Suba plan Boqueria, a Spanish restaurant on W19th, this summer. [NYTimes; Off the Menu]

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