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EaterWire: Sex Club Shuttered, New Food Network Shows, Go Gluten Free at the 'Bucks, and More

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TV LAND— A couple of interesting new Food Network shows coming up soon. Two that sounds intriguing: Chefs vs. City, in which "Chris Cosentino and Aaron Sanchez are pitted against two local foodies in a winner-takes-all race through a different city each week" and Worst Cooks in America, where Anne Burrell turns cooking "zeros" into cooking "heroes." Oh, and of course this show that is not at all a joke "What Would Brian Boitano Make?" [SE]

GOWANUS— DBTH reports the "swingers" club Casbar has been temporarily shuttered by a Brooklyn judge for "more than 150 incidents of prohibited sexual activity." [DBTH]

BUCKSWIRE— It's been a while since Starbucks has made any new panic moves (by its recent standards), but the coffee giant has finally found the answer to all of its financial problems ... in the celiac population of America: "Starbucks Corp. will begin selling its first gluten-free pastry ... The cake will be sold in individually wrapped packages for $2.25 each and will be available beginning May 5." [Forbes via EaterLA]

EAST VILLAGE— TONY interviews Prune's Gabrielle Hamilton about the upcoming James Beard Awards and her nomination. The q&a is pretty solid overall, but we like her answer to the question, "What is the relevance of a Beard Award these days?": "Well, when you don’t get invited, it’s 'just a big stupid party,' but when you do get invited, it’s 'this incredible party!' And it’s a truly great honor." [The Feed]


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