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Marcus Samuelsson Hosts Charity Dinners, West Village IHOP Closes and More

By Patty Lee | July 2, 2014 By Patty Lee  |  July 2, 2014
Photo by: Peter Ross

Mile-High Dining: Chef Marcus Samuelsson (Red Rooster) will host dinners ($50) atop a Times Square billboard this summer to benefit Stand Up 2 Cancer. The menu will feature seasonal dishes such as tomato-watermelon gazpacho and miso-grilled sea bass. [The Daily Meal]

The Rent Is Too Damn High: As restaurants continue to close or relocate because of rising rents (see: Union Square Cafe and wd~50), a real estate expert weighs in on why prices keep on skyrocketing. [Grub Street]

Pancakes No More: After filing — then promptly un-filing — for bankruptcy in March, the West Village IHOP has shuttered for good. [Complex]

McDonald In At SIXTY Soho: The trendy boutique hotel has tapped John McDonald (Lure Fishbar) to oversee its revamped food and drink operation. McDonald is currently seeking a chef for the Italian restaurant that will replace Kittichai. [Eater NY]

Places Mentioned

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Lure Fishbar SoHo

Seafood SoHo
Food25 Decor24 Service22 Cost$66
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Quality18 Facilities18 Service18
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Red Rooster Harlem

American Harlem
Food22 Decor22 Service21 Cost$59
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Union Square Cafe

American Union Square
Food27 Decor23 Service26 Cost$78

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