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EaterWire: Keller Confirms Benno Departure, McCarren Park and Tonic East Nuisances

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COLUMBUS CIRCLE— Grub Street gets confirmation that chef Jonathan Benno is leaving Per Se. Write Thomas Keller, "During our time together I have sought to help Jonathan towards his dream of opening his own restaurant. While he does not yet have a definite timeline in place for his departure, I am supportive of all his explorations as he looks forward to the next chapter in his career." [GS]

MURRAY HILL— The liquor license has been suspended at fratty Murray Hill bar Tonic East since last Thursday. According to signage in the window, they will open "with a bang" tomorrow. [EaterWire]

LISTICLES— Another best burger list, this time courtesy of Travel & Leisure. The NYC winners: Back Forty and Black Iron Burger Shop. Meanwhile, Van Leeuwen is named one of America's best ice cream "shops" by Bon Ap [T&L via AHT; BA]

WILLIAMSBURG— People in McCarren Park are so fed up with the incessant noise of ice cream trucks, they've put up signs around Williamsburg and formed their own Yahoo group to organize 311 calls. [Gotamist]

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