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  • Café Socialista, the downstairs cafe at Armin Amiri's Socialista, is no longer; investors such as Sting, Harvey Weinstein and Ben Silverman will likely reopen it in September as a lounge. [Grub St]
  • 40/40 GM Desiree Gonzalez is strong-arming employees not to join a lawsuit against Jay-Z's Chelsea club. [Page Six]
  • A fog machine at Nello Balan's Nello Summertimes set off a fire alarm that ended up costing him $10K worth of business, but gave him yet another good excuse to generate some press. [Page Six]
  • Frank Bruni picks the city's 12 best-looking restaurants. [NYT]