Bruni’s Demands

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Frank Bruni has posted his wish list for 2009, and if youre a restaurateur eager to earn stars, heres our advice to you: Open a well-rounded steakhouse in his neighborhood (the Upper West Side), or at least uptown; dont even think of serving a rib eye or pork belly (lamb belly, on the other hand, is fine); seat customers at nice, round tables, rather than small or semi-circular booths or weird, uncomfortable nooks; serve less Pinot Grigio and more Chenin Blanc; and offer cookies for dessert. Got all that? [Diners Journal/NYT]