♦ The NYC Wine & Food Festival came to town this past weekend and just about every chef, foodie, and critic was on hand. Among the highlights: Rachael Ray hosted a Burger Bash on Friday (Katie Lee Joel took first prize); Tom Colicchio broke out his guitar and later chatted with Eater about his upcoming plans; Ferran Adria took the stage with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Asimov; Gordon Ramsay vented; Rocco DiSpirito showed off his dancing skills; Bobby Flay mentioned his plans to re-open Bolo; Scott Conant talked about his upcoming eatery in Miami; Marco Maccioni gave details on the restaurant he has planned for the Beekman Hotel; and everyone in attendance generally ate and drank way too much. More here and here.
♦ WWD has the scoop on David Bouley's new Bouley, which is set to open in a few weeks down the street from his original location. [WWD]
♦ Adam Platt gives Allegretti one star in this week's issue of New York, describing the pasta as bland and watery and the lighter entrées as "overworked in a similarly aggressive way." [NYM]
♦ Robert De Niro reached out to Jean-Georges Vongerichten about taking over the kitchen at his much-maliged Ago. [P6 Mag]
♦ Details on Obika, the mozzarella bar on Madison. [ML]
♦ A preview look inside the upcoming Shake Shack UWS. [Eater]