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EaterWire: Von Downstairs Unveiled, Times Harshes on Food Section's Buzz, reBar Gets Food, and More

EAST VILLAGE— Today Metromix brings us a look at the new downstairs bar at Noho's Von, Tracy Westmoreland's Manhattans, and Union Square's new Lillie's. [Metromix]

LAWSUITS— The Times turned its legal department on The Food Section recently, demanding they cease and desist from using their parody slogan, "All the News That's Fit to Eat." [FS via SE]

DUMBO— Chef Lori D’Agostino and owner Jason Stevens have launched a "gastropub menu" at Brooklyn bar reBar. Dishes include chorizo skewers, mussles, pork tenderloin and polenta, banana crepes, and Moroccan tangine. Very reined in, very focused. [EaterWire]

TV LAND— The season premiere of Starz's unscripted comedy series "Head Case" will feature Mario Batali playing an ex-lover to the main character. [EaterWire]

DESPERATE FREELANCERS— The newly launched Culintro, the food world Mediabistro, has partnered with Food & Beverage magazine for a contest: "Four times a year, Culintro will accept 100-150 word pitches from submitting Culintro members. Culintro and Food&Beverage’s Editor-in-Chief, Francine Cohen, will review the pitches and call back the winning contestant to write an article (400-550 words in length)." [EaterWire]
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