Bidding Adieu to Florent, Paying Up for Ko
  • If you're going to pay a farewell visit to the about-to-shutter Florent, forget about ordering eggs Florentine. The gas at the restaurant has been turned off for good. [Eater]
  • The first auction of a reservation at David Chang's Momofuku Ko is underway, and the resy is already commanding a price of $620. The fact that this is a charity auction makes that a little less disturbing.[cMarket via Eater]
  • Todd English is teaming with ex-Tao partner Sam Hazen to develop "new concepts." [Grub Street]
  • Just in time for summer, New York explains how to "suck out every last ounce of meat" out of a lobster. [NYM, video]
  • GQ resto critic Alan Richman still ain't apologizing to nobody for his infamous 2006 piece insulting the food of New Orleans. [Metromix]
  • Richie Akiva and Scott Sartiano's 1OAK did not get raided and temporarily shuttered for drug-related offenses last week, okay? [DBTH]