SOHO—The Balthazar vestibule is up. Combined with the fact that the heatlamps are on at Shake Shack Madison Square Park, we think it's safe to say it's officially winter in the New York restaurant world. [EaterWire]
SHHHH....—Town & Country just put out a listicle (not online) of the quietest restaurants across the country. Repping New York: Annisa, Estiatorio Milos, I Trulli, Kajitsu, Lincoln, Marea, Savoy, and Sistina.
ODDITIES— Mike Tyson is considering opening up a kosher (and perhaps vegan) restaurant chain. [NYP]
PETITE RIPERT — The Feast has a list of NYC restaurants that will put up with Eric Ripert’s son Roger, penned by the chef. Balthazar, Sushi of Gari, Serafina and of course, Le Bernardin all make the cut. [The Feast]