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♦ A behind-the-scenes tour of Corton, courtesy of Drew Nieporent and Paul Liebrandt (left). [The Feedbag]
Danny Meyer, Donald Trump, and Drew Nieporent are just some of the people possibly vying to take over Tavern on the Green when Jennifer LeRoy's lease expires at the end of the year. [P6 Mag via NYO]
♦ Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody and Nathan Connolly are two of the backers behind the Houndstooth Pub in Midtown. [GS]
Nino Selimaj will not be stopped. The ubiquitous restaurateur is opening a new Nino's (imaginatively named Nino's 208) at—wait for it—208 on East 58th Street. [GS]

♦ Recession special: A guide to drinking on the cheap in NYC. [NY Barfly]
♦ Upstairs on Broadway may be closed, but the team behind it is already planning to open another spot just down the block. [DBTH]
♦ The mess on Wall Street has been a mixed bag for food carts in the financial district. [Metro]
♦ A roundup of restaurants that have touch-screens installed for nerdy diners. [Zagat]
♦ The police were called to Pacha twice this past weekend because of fights inside the club. [NYP]
♦ Danyelle Freeman gives three stars (out of five) to Char No. 4 in Carroll Gardens. [NYDN]