♦ The Observer picks its favorite pizza joints around town. [NYO]
Andrew Carmellini has a new restaurant in the works, although he isn't sharing too many details. [GS]
♦ Trader Joe's may open a store on 72nd and Broadway next year. [GS]
♦ The meltdown is having an impact on the restaurant biz. Duh. [Time]
♦ The Times travel section spends 36 hours in NYC and offers up "plenty of reasons not to stay at home watching CNBC." [NYT]

♦ Cafe Society in Union Square has closed. [Eater]
Bobby Flay's favorite place for burgers? JG Melon. His least favorite food trend? Foam. [NYDN]
♦ Pro golfer Annika Sörenstam is coming out with her own line of wine. [F&W]
♦ Mr. Black isn't closing after all. [VV via GS]
♦ A look around Greenhouse, SoHo's forthcoming environmentally-friendly nightspot. [DBTH]