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EaterWire: Spiegelworld Opens, The World's Wealthiest Chefs, Operation Backpack at Los Dados, and More!

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SOUTH STREET SEAPORT— A number of outlets have brought the news of the third annual opening of Spiegelworld, the three month circus, dance party, burlesque show extravaganza down on the South Street Seaport. Cutlets focuses on the truly vital details, those of the outdoor beer garden: "Should you find yourself in need of sobering after a few too many frozen margs or kiwi-and-absinthe cocktails, there's a Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee stand...In addition to stand-up tables near the bar...there’s a tented waitress-service area that...offers prime viewing of the illuminated waterfalls." For a look at the place in full swing, check here. [Cutlets]

CELEB CHEFS— The use of the word "chef" is pretty loose considering who tops this list, but Forbes rounds up the 10 Top-Earning Celebrity Chefs: Rachael Ray beats them all raking in about $18 million a year for all of her EVOOness, with Wolfgang Puck a close second pulling $16 mil for his branded empire. Then there's Gordon Ramsay ($7.5mil), Alain Ducasse and Nobu Matsuhisa ($5 mil), Paula Deen ($4.5 mil), Mario Batali ($3 mil), Tom Colicchio ($2 mil), and Bobby Flay and Anthony Bourdain ($1.5 mil). [Forbes via Eater LA]

MEATPACKING DISTRICT— From now until August 18th, if you bring in a new backpack to Los Dados to support Operation Backpack, a program giving backpacks to homeless children, they'll give you a free margarita. [EaterWire]

PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDEN— Brownstoner has an update on Jim Mamary's new BBQ project next to Cafe Enduro: "The menu is going to be 'strictly southern BBQ, very simple and very straight forward...ribs, brisket, chicken and not a lot more ... And if we have a dessert, we will only have one dessert. I don't think we'll have appetizers.'..The BBQ joint would be connected to Enduro via an archway so a separate liquor license is not necessary, and would have it's own bar, kitchen and staff." [Brownstoner]

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