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The 10 Biggest Stories of 2010

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Later this afternoon, we'll point out some of the most popular stories of 2010, the things people couldn't keep from clicking on (Pop Tarts World, Pizza in cone form). But first, a look at the stories that shaped this year, from the monster openings to the surprising breakups, worldwide expansions, and major comebacks. Here, in our view, are the biggest stories of 2010:

The Del Posto Four Star Review

The Build Out, Debut, and Somewhat Lackluster Response to Jonathan Benno's Lincoln

Michael White and Chris Cannon's Monster Divorce

The Blockbuster Success of Torrisi Italian Specialties

The Opening of Flatiron Gamechanger Eataly

The Opening of Pulino's, Nate Appleman's Departure, and his Final Landing Space

Tabla Closing, Danny Meyer's first ever shutter

The Comebacks of The John Dory, Annisa, Pies 'n' Thighs, and to a smaller degree, Joseph Leonard

Shake Shack's Ceaseless Expansion (Except When it Comes to Nolita)

The Crazy, Hostile, Michelin-Star Winning Genius of Cesar Ramirez

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