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The Orchard House Replacing APL; Lunch at The Smith

LOWER EAST SIDE — APL, the continental restaurant with the psychedelic decor, is dunzo. Grub Street learns that it will reopen as The Orchard House early next month with a menu of New American fare, and mostly the same decor. [Grub Street]

MIDTOWN — The new location of The Smith is now serving lunch, and they're rolling out Saturday lunch and Sunday brunch this weekend. [EaterWire]

UPPER EAST SIDEToloache 82 is starting a family-oriented brunch series called Family Fiesta. This meal will take place on the last Saturday of every month in the restaurant's private dining room, and will include things like balloon animals and face painting. Kids get a $15 prix fixe, and adults can order a la carte. The first one starts this weekend with a Halloween theme. Reservations required; 212-861-4505. [EaterWire]

TOP CHEFFAGELast night on the finale of Top Chef Just Desserts, the remaining cheftestapants had to bring their A-game and make a display table which included an entremet cake, a savory bread, bonbons, and a plated dessert. There were old-school French pastry chefs, fancy showpieces, and a fair amount of crying. The fellows from Big Gay Ice Cream try to make sense of it all over on Eater National. [-EN-]

APL

146 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002 Visit Website

APL

146 Orchard St., New York, NY

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