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EaterWire: Gallante Leaves Cru, Oak Room in Debt

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GREENWICH VILLAGEShea Gallante is leaving his post at Cru, just missing a possible Times re-review, reports Frank Bruni: "Not every meal I’ve had there...was beginning-to-end, top-to-bottom, front-to-back outstanding, but not one of them lacked a moment when I nodded, smiled, and thought, 'This guy can cook. I’m privileged to be eating here.'" He'll move on to be the corporate chef at Bouley. [Diner's Journal]

PARK SLOPECrain's reports that Park Slope's Elemtni has filed for bankruptcy. The two year-old restaurant "owes money to fewer than 49 creditors. Among them are landlord 140 7th Avenue Corp., which is owed more than $63,000 in rent, and the Internal Revenue Service, to which Elementi owes more than $92,000 in payroll taxes." [Crain's]

UPPER EAST SIDE— Meanwhile Grub Street brings the news that the famed Oak Room has money troubles of its own: "One purveyor, France-based Faye Gastronomie, has been stiffed on a bill of over $35,000...Local vendors also say the Oak Room owes them thousands..." [GS]

SOHO— Wined & Dined shares the news of the upcoming Soho Stroll. From Thursday, June 11 to Saturday, June 13 diners will have access to special discounts at restaurants like La Esquina, Delicatessen, Centovini, and Lure. [W&D]

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