Pelaccio Opens in London; Hotel Gansevoort Boycotted

Zak Pelaccios new London restaurant (first announced here) finally opens and issues a press release with a menu. [Snack]

In a recent post, we called Michael Ruhlman a mandarin and critiqued his hauteur. Count us wrong on both counts: This response, titled Grub Street Wankers, and the vitriol that follows in the comment section, isnt exactly high-minded. [Ruhlman]
Related: In Defense of Rachael Ray and the Food Network [Grub Street]

The big billboards erected on Hudson Street by the Hotel Gansevoort are so ugly that Pastis Keith McNally and 5 Ninths Joel Michel are refusing to take hotel reservations in protest. [NYP]

The precautions restaurants take against being burned by no-shows are understandable up to a point. Sometimes they go far beyond reasonable. [Diner's Journal/NYT]

Pinkberry grips the minds of Manhattan women. [NYT]

Gordon Matta-Clarks art was inextricably linked with food, a fact pointed out by the current show at the Whitney. [NYT]
Related: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clarks Lost Public Art [NYM]

No openings or closings for Fabricant today just a new olive-oil supplier at Frankies 457, wine labels at Sothebys, and some new cherry pies, apropos of Washingtons birthday. [NYT]

You probably knew that Twinkies were highly artificial creations, but after reading this feature breaking down the snack cakes every ingredient, you might want to steer clear of them for a while. [NYP]

Food and the workplace: Do they really mix? [Serious Eats]