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New York's Adam Platt hands out four stars to Drew Nieporent's Corton this week, praising chef Paul Liebrandt's cuisine as "technically complex without being exhibitionist." [NYM]
David Chang's Momofuku Bakery & Milk Bar opened on Saturday. Grub Street has rounded up the public reception. [GS]
♦ A handful of spots including Marquee and the Tribeca Grand have been denied permits by the State Liquor Authority to stay open late on New Year's Eve. [NYP]
♦ A detailed history of the epic battle between Da Silvano's Silvano Marchetto and Bar Pitti's Giovanni Tognozzi. [Page Six Magazine]

♦ One if by Land, Two if by Sea chef Craig Hopson is moving to Le Cirque on December 1st. [Eater]
♦ Fifty current and former employees of Southern Hospitality have filed suit against Justin Timberlake and his business partners for skimming tips, denying them minimum wage, and and failing to pay overtime. [Reuters]
♦ Gael Greene describes 10 Downing as a "wonderful surprise." [NYM]
♦ A look inside Brooklyn's Vinegar Hill House, which opens tomorrow. [GS]
♦ Steven Greenberg, the owner of the rooftop lounge 230 Fifth, says he's purchased 1,000 hooded robes to keep guests warm. [Page Six]