TV LAND— A programming note: his Highness Tom Colicchio will be on The Charlie Rose Show tonight on PBS at 11:30.
EAST VILLAGE— Last month the Alfama space in the West Village went on the market and a rep there confirmed they planned on moving. Today, Grub Street learns they may be moving to the East Village into an open spot on Extra Place: "A tipster responds to our news about a Portuguese restaurant rumored to open alongside the Avalon Bowery Place: 'Just to let you know. I talked to the Alfama people 2 weeks ago when I dined there and this is them. They wanted a new space that’s a bit bigger and has the capacity to be a bakery too.'" [GS]
TOP CHEF— Joshua David Stein hears word that the villainized Toby Young will be back to guest judge another season of Top Chef. [My Memoirs]
NEW YORK CITY— Conde Nast Traveler’s Hot List is up for 2009. NYC's "hot" restaurants: Scarpetta, Corton, Co, L'Artusi, Char No. 4, Convivio, The John Dory, The Redhead, Momofuku Ko. [Concierge]