• In its fall preview issue, New York surveys the nine spots opening soon in the meatpacking district, four of which happen to be at the Standard. [NYM]
• Related: Metromix's fall restaurant preview is now online. [Metromix]
Amy Sacco is on the move: She's opening a Bungalow 8 in Amsterdam. [P6]
• A sneak peek at Yerba Buena Perry, which opens later this week. [Eater]
• Musical chairs: Ryan Bartlow, formerly of Sam Mason's Tailor, is now running the kitchen at Bar Carrera, the sister restaurant to Bar Veloce; and Shlomo Kashy is the new executive chef at Cafe at Country. [TSB, NYT]
Danny Meyer finally tackles the questions that have been on your mind forever: He prefers flat water to sparkling and pancakes over waffles. [YaH]
• Speaking of Meyer, a few new details on his upcoming Maialino. [Zagat]

• Momofuku Bakery & Milk Bar is now selling jugs of flavored milks. [TONY]
• The 60-cent pizza: Patsy's will be celebrating its 76th anniversary by rolling back its prices to 1933 on Wednesday from 11am-4pm. [GS]
• It's controversial and pretty cruel, but you can still find shark fin soup at a few restaurants around town, in case you were wondering. [Gothamist]
• Yet another interview with Frank Bruni, just in case all the other interviews over the past week or two have left you wanting. [Zagat]
Tom Colicchio can be seen fly fishing in the East River in a new TV commercial for American Express. How appetizing. [EMD]