• Today in restaurant reviews: Frank Bruni of the Times isn't the least bit impressed with Goving Armstrong's Table 8; Danyelle Freeman is pretty happy with Brooklyn's Prime Meats; Adam Platt thinks Locanda Verde is way better than Ago; and Time Out's Jay Cheshes pays a visit to Locanda Verde, too.
Ron Perelman is no fan of Bloomberg's Ryan Sutton today: Sutton says dinner at the Perelman-owned Blue Parrot in East Hampton "evokes the universally miserable experience of eating crummy food in an economy class seat." [BN]
• Related: The Post's Steve Cuozzo heads out to the East End and concludes that "the best place to eat in the Hamptons is in a garden or on a porch—at your house or a friend's." But you probably knew that already. [NYP]
• Tragic news for douchey fans of West 27th Street: DBTH reports—and Zagat confirms—that both Home and Guesthouse are now finished. [DBTH]
Rocco DiSpirito's career isn't totally dead. A new cookbook is coming! [GS]

Bill Telepan is hoping to open a wine bar before the end of the year. [NYT]
• A roundup of the best restaurants located inside NYC museums. [TONY]
• HBO is launching a real-life drink in honor of True Blood. It's a "blood-orange carbonated drink has a slightly tart and lightly sweet flavor." Righto. [NYDN]
• Michael Jackson's private chef on Jacko's last days, food preferences. [AP]
• Did you know today is National Lasagna Day? Well, now you do. [NYDN]