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Burger Deal at The National; Paula Deen Riding Things

MIDTOWN EAST— The National Bar and Dining Room is offering a deal this week, celebrating Geoffrey Zakarian and chef Paul Cosentino's return from competing in the SOBE Burger Bash this past weekend. If you order a burger and whisper "BBASH" to your server, you get a totally free Narragansett ale. [EaterWire]

UPPER WEST SIDEGrub Street asks: Is Columbus Tavern the Newest Media Haunt? The week-old bar room has already been frequented by Sam Champion, Kimberly Richardson and Sandra Bookman. Two of its investors are Chris Cuomo and John Stossel. [GS]

UPPER WEST SIDEThe Tangled Vine is celebrating their one year anniversary by highlighting different wine making regions each week this month, and offering 20% off of bottles from featured countries. Also, on Sunday March 6, they're serving a taste of the Mediterranean wine dinner, with unlimited food and wine for $49. Call (646) 863-3896 for reservations. [EaterWire]

WILLIAMSBURG — A reader writes in with news of a new sandwich place in the 'Burg: "I was walking to my normal coffee shop when I noticed a brand new restaurant had opened on the corner of Montrose and Manhattan in Williamsburg. It's a Vietnamese Sandwich/Bubble Tea joint called Nam Nam." He notes: "The sandwich was great and cheap." [EaterWire]

THE PAULAVERSEEater National notices that there's a blog called Paula Deen Riding things. It takes the now-infamous Getty pics of butter queen Paula Deen riding on the back of her Food Network compatriot Robert Irvine and, through the magic of Photoshop, imagines her in all sorts of fun situations including Harry Potter, an enormous ham, and Arrested Development (You’re gonna get some hop-ons). [Eater National]
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The National Bar and Dining Room

557 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10022-7512