Car Plows Into Hop Kee; Neroni Keeps Spinning

A car plows into the venerable Hop Kee restaurant in Chinatown. The restaurant is damaged, and one person is hurt. [Downtown Express]

Izakaya invasion! The city now boasts everything from simple sake joints with food to full-blown small-plate restaurants. [NYDN]

The official Times take on the Neroni Affair includes this classic quote, in defense of the Desperate Chef: “If Marco didn’t want anyone signing checks, including Jason, he should have put the checkbook in the safe.” [NYT]

Saul Bolton, of Saul restaurant in Brooklyn, reveals his kitchen playlist in this Q&A.; Among his favorites? Abba, Notorious B.I.G., Eric B. and Rakim, and Air Supply. [NYT]

Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson sat down at Falai the other night, just trying to have a quiet dinner, and the restaurant put "Waiting for the Man" on the sound system. [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine]

The Food Network Awards to be shown Sunday night, and it looks mighty cheesy. [Serious Eats]

KFC is using high-pitched noises in an effort to get teenagers to eat boneless chicken. [Chow]

Zak Pelaccio and Jeffrey Chodorow are hiring, along with Wayne Nish, Harold Dieterle, and Andrew Feinberg of Franny's. But the best open job has to be at the Bohemian Beer Garden. [Eat for Victory/VV]