Tom Colicchio is opening two more 'wichcraft locations in Midtown. [GS]
♦ Despite an appearance on Kitchen Nightmares last week, Black Pearl on West 26th Street has closed its doors. [Eater]
♦ An update on the UWS branch of Shake Shack, which remains under construction. [Eater]
♦ Not only is Daniel Boulud not worried about the recession, he also happens to be opening a new restaurant called Secession. [WSJ]

♦ A look inside Williamsburg's Walter Foods, which opens tomorrow. [GS]
♦ Chefs André Soltner and David Chang chat about "what it means to be a modern cook in New York." [NYM]
♦ Gael Greene issued her list of NYC's most important restaurants over the past 40 years in this week's issue of New York; Frank Bruni has already posted a rebuttal. [NYM, NYT/Diner's Journal]