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♦ The 2009 Zagat guide to New York restaurants was released today. Momofuku Ko was named best newcomer, while Per Se led the pack in food and service. [Zagat]
Vice just released a New York restaurant guide, too. [Vice via Eater]
♦ A list of bars where you can watch the debate. [NYM]
♦ What are Wall Streeters doing now that they have no money? They're skipping power lunches and opting for pizza instead. [NYP]

♦ Danyelle Freeman visits Bar Pitti and really enjoys her plate of pesto pasta. [NYDN]
♦ A look inside the new Lebanese restaurant Naya Mezze & Grill, which opens for a media preview this evening. [Eater]
♦ Bobo's new menu is "bold, messy, and fun." [Tasting Table]
♦ Mi Cocina on Hudson and Jane streets has been shut down by the Department of Health. [Eater]
♦ Just what you were looking for: cooking tips from TV hostess/celebrity wife Katie Lee Joel. [Delish]
♦ Coolio (yes, Coolio) is publishing a cookbook. [Guardian]
♦ The first-ever World Pizza Eating Championship is scheduled for Sunday in Times Square. [Slice]