Frank Bruni will soon step down as the Times' chief restaurant critic. Who will replace him? Eater rounds up some of the faves as well as a bunch of unlikely picks, like Katie Lee Joel, who has a 475,000-1 shot of landing the gig. [Eater]
Bruni's first appearance (second coming out?) after he steps down from the Times will be at the New York City Wine & Food Festival on Oct. 8. [GS]
• The UWS isn't the dining ghetto it once was thanks to the likes of Zak Pelaccio, Michael Huynh, Tom Valenti, Michael Psilakis, and Danny Meyer. [NYP]
• Start saving up: Marea, Michael White and Chris Cannon's temple of seafood, opens in the former San Domenico space on CPS tomorrow. [Eater]

• The P&G Bar has opened in its new location on the Upper West Side. [NYT]
• Partial credit to Ken Friedman for installing Andrew Carmellini at Locanda Grande. He connected him to Richard Born, Ira Drukier and Bobby D. [GS]
• Steak Frites will become Lucy Browne's, a "wholesome American eatery." [GS]
• Need a job? Consider becoming a "master mixologist." [WSJ]