Danny Meyer will open a new restaurant in the Gramercy Park Hotel this November. Now it has a name. It will be called Maialino, or "little pig" in Italian, which was Meyer's nickname when he lived in Rome. [GS]
• Today in restaurant reviews: Frank Bruni issues his final review for the Times this week, giving the decidedly DIY eatery The Redhead a star; Time Out's Jay Cheshes hands out four out of five stars to Daniel Boulud's DBGB; the Daily News' Danyelle Freeman is pretty disappointed with Civetta; Bloomberg's Ryan Sutton samples the $100 platter of fried chicken at David Chang's Momofuku; and Alan Richman of GQ files a report on Sorella on the Lower East Side.
Will Goldfarb and Kevin Pomplun's barbecue food truck, Picnick Smoked, has only been open a few days, but it's already totally overwhelmed. [GS]

• Jason Hall, the executive chef at Michael Psilakis' Mia Dona, is moving over to Gotham Bar & Grill to be Alfred Portale's chef de cuisine. [TFB]
• Opening today/tomorrow: Trattoria Cinque on Greenwich Street and the Russian eatery Mari Vanna on East 20th Street. [Zagat, Eater]
• Cedric Vongerichten, son of JGV, talks about his new Perry Street gig. [TFB]
• Interested in dining in a "glass-enclosed, skyscraper-top restaurant"? Sadly, your options are now even more limited than ever. [NYO]
• Hamptons restaurateur Ed "Jean-Luc" Kleefield: arrested again. [Curbed]
Frank Bruni has a book to promote (and sell!) To that end, you'll find interviews with him today here, here, here, and here.