Greatest Hits and What You Missed: Hop Sing Opens, Le Bec-Fin Closes, Alla Spina, Underdogs and Top Chef (Finally) Crowns A Winner

Alla Spina opened on Monday, and yet somehow, that seems like a month ago already. In the time between then and right-this-very-minute, we have seen Marc Vetri try to save the world, Pliny the Younger arrive on our shores, Hop Sing Laundromat finally open (briefly), and Le Bec-Fin announce the end of an era that it, arguably, began. It’s been one helluva week. Here’s what you might have missed.

Alla Spina Opens And we have all the menu, the beer list and a video walkthrough
Being Jason Cichonski Inside the mind of Ela’s 3-star chef
Can Marc Vetri Save School Lunch? Well, he’s certainly going to try
Pliny The Younger Hits Town And we have all the confirmed tappings
Le Bec-Fin’s Last Night If you don’t have reservations already, it might be too late
The Tale of the Capowich In which some of us go crazy for a Capogiro ice cream chipwich
Underdogs Debuts Gourmet dogs for the discerning wiener enthusiast
Hop Sing Laundromat Opens For at least one night…
Top Chef Finale What was and what might have been
A Look Back: First Review of Le Bec-Fin From September of 1974, back when anything was possible