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  • Gary Robins, who was fired as head chef at the Russian Tea Room last year, is out at the West Village "progressive American" spot Sheridan Square. [Grub Street]
  • Bar Blanc chef Cesar Ramirez has been swapped for Bouley Upstairs' Sebatiaan Zijp. [Eater]
  • All that locally-grown produce on your plate may one day be harvested from a skyscraper in Midtown: Manhattan borough prez Scott Stringer is exploring the feasibililty of urban "vertical farms." [NYT]
  • As the economy tanks, more people are opting for bagged lunches rather than the sit-down variety at restaurants. [WSJ]
  • The team behind the Greek restaurant Ammos will open a spot serving "contemporary American comfort food" on West 57th Street. [NYP]