Delphi, now shuttered, says farewell to Tribeca after 37 years.
EAST VILLAGE—Dave Chang checks in to tell us that Tuesday appears to be the day that he'll open his new Noodle Bar. Mark your calendars. [EaterWire]
PUBLISHING—This news officially dropped on Friday, but it does bear repeating here. American Express Publishing has named Christina Grdovic Baltz the new publisher of Food & Wine magazine. J.P. Kyrillos, who previously held the post, was bumped up to publisher of Travel + Leisure. Why this matters, among other reasons: Christina is married to Phil "Baltz Co." Baltz, a real player in the food and restaurant PR space, if you're unfamiliar. Couples who do not have difficulty getting a table at Per Se include these two. The full press announcement is here. [EateWire]
TRIBECA—Tribeca blogger and proprietress of Estancia 460, Stacey Sosa, reports on the Halloween goings-on in her native nabe: "Cornerstone Chicken on the corner of Greenwich and Duane St. had the longest line because they were giving out their famous fried chicken. The owner of Ivy’s was personally handing out treats dressed as Dracula. Ninja on Hudson St. restaurant was even offering tours of their subterranean restaurant. All in all there is no place like Tribeca!" Confirmed. [Life on the Estancia]
UPPER WEST SIDE—Getting in on the Halloween fun as well last night was the one and only Steve Abrams. The venue was his unopened Magnolia Bakery on the Upper West Side—which is currently on track for 'December/January' by the by. A report from Steve's people: "Steve’s a 26-year resident of the ‘hood and always takes his daughter to the West 69th Street parade, so he wanted to share fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies and brownies with his new neighbors as a way of introducing Magnolia to the block during the annual Halloween party." Cookies and brownies are all well and good, of course, but he'll really please his neighbors by keeping away the Sex and the City tour buses. So we'll see how that goes. [EaterWire]