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Bushwick Soup Pop-Up; Lunch Launches at Le Philosophe

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BUSHWICK ? A chowder and soup pop-up called Sip's Soups is hanging out at the Bushwick bar Cobra Club tonight. Starting at 7 p.m., the pop-up will have finnan haddie for $5 and vegan stew for $3. [Grub Street]

NOHO ? Le Philosophe, the new French restaurant on Bond Street, is now open for lunch and brunch after opening just for dinner back in November. The lunch entrées run from the Berkshire pork belly sandwich for $15 to a grilled flat iron steak for $26, and there's an $18 prix fixe. [EaterWire]

BOOK CLUB — Author G.E. Butler just released a novel that's set partly in the New York restaurant world. Called Soul'd Out, the book follows a 20-something entertainer who "discovers the ghastly price exacted for worldwide fame." The book features cameos from Lucali, Minetta, La Esquina, and other NYC hot spots. [EaterWire]

EAST VILLAGE ? Earlier this month, Back Forty launched a new bar menu for happy hour. Scope it out below, and do watch out for the fresh doughnuts. [EaterWire]

VIDEO INTERLUDE ? Here's a bunch of video previews for The Taste, that Anthony Bourdain- and Nigella Lawson-hosted cooking competition premiering on ABC in January. Among the details revealed: There's some sort of box/containment cell situation where they keep the chefs/cooks/whatever until it's time. Also, the contestants are called "kitchenistas." [Eater National]

Back Forty Happy Hour Menu.pdf

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