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Anthony Bourdain Hits Up Emilio’s Ballato With Icons Behind Blondie

Plus, Kossar’s gets a ‘Billions’ cameo — and more intel

Photos and paintings hang on the wall of a white tablecloth Italian restaurant, Emilio’s Ballato.
Emilio’s Ballato

Anthony Bourdain continues his visits to NYC icons with icons

Food TV host extraordinaire Anthony Bourdain has been hopping through some of New York’s most iconic restaurants for the next season of Parts Unknown, and apparently he’s still not done. The globe-trotting celebrity posted a photo yesterday of a visit to Emilio’s Ballato, a super old-school Italian restaurant on Houston Street that’s known for being attracting a wide range of A-List celebrities from Rihanna to Barack Obama. At this meal, Bourdain was joined by rock music legends Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of the band Blondie. See here for other restaurants he’s been hitting up.

Icons: Deborah Harry and Chris Stein at Emilio’s Ballato #NYC

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Marc Jacobs got engaged at a Manhattan Chipotle

Fashion design legend Marc Jacobs proposed to his boyfriend Charly Defrancesco at a Greenwich Village location of Chipotle at Sixth Avenue and 13th Street. Jacobs filled the burrito chain with a flash mob, which danced to Prince song “Kiss” before the designer got on one knee. See the video here, on Jacobs’ Instagram.

Kossar’s Bialys makes a ‘Billions’ cameo

Showtime show Billions’ third season continues to bring its characters to popular NYC restaurants: On episode 2, Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and Oliver Dake (Christopher Denham) go to Lower East Side institution Kossar’s Bialys for a quick meal. The show is about Wall Street antics and features a hedge fund titan that a U.S. attorney is trying to take down. On the first episode of the season, the show went to a slew of local institutions and hotspots, too.

The Chipwich heir is a monster, his wife claims

The New York-based heir to a $100 million fortune from ice cream treats like the Chipwich and Eskimo Pie is being accused of being an “abominable monster” to his wife, a new lawsuit says. David M. Smith, son to a now-deceased CEO of CoolBrands International, allegedly tracked his wife Susanne Gold’s move with a $140,000 a week investigator and would change the temperature, lights, and music in Gold’s home without her permission, the suit says. (The two did not live in the same house.) They started divorce proceedings in January.

Le French Diner plans new restaurant on LES

The team behind hip Orchard Street restaurant Le French Diner is expanding its downtown French footprint. Pierre Moulin, Luc-Marie Ancelle, and Mark Souther Teague plan to open a new restaurant called Windmill at 43 Clinton St., serving “French-inspired shareable plates.” The seven-table restaurant will serve dishes such as escargot in garlic butter, cauliflower soup, and grilled hanger steak.

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