Reichl Plans Life After Gourmet; Annisa Reopens Next Month

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Post-Gourmet, Ruth Reichl says she plans to write a book about her time at Cond Nast. [NYT]

Cond Nastboss Charles H. Townsend on the shutdown: In the epicurean situation the sentimental favorite might be Gourmet, but the big-business 800-pound gorilla is Bon Apptit. [Ad Age]

Seamus Mullen, Amanda Cohen, Daniel Angerer, and others preview their dishes for the New York Wine & Food Festivals Grand Tasting. [Metromix]

Billy Gilroy will open East Side Social Club in midtown in mid-November. His sis says hes a ladies man: He definitely knows how to make a woman feel like shes number one, even if she might be number three. [NYO]

In an interview promoting Eater National, founders Ben Leventhal and Lockhart Steele mention Keith McNallys restaurants no fewer than eight times. We get it, guys. [The Moment]

Anita Lo is working on a cookbook and says Annisa will open in November. [Restaurant Girl]

Burger King restaurants will get a more edgy, contemporary, futuristic look. [AP]

Fried chicken isnt just a southern thing its being served in various Asian styles all across town. [NYT]