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♦ Table 8 inside the Cooper Square Hotel isn't expected to open for another two months, but that didn't stop chef Govind Armstrong from giving a preview to 60 guests at hotelier Klaus Ortlieb's Tribeca loft last night. [NYO]
♦ The opening night of Tom Colicchio's Tuesday Dinner, went off without a hitch: Tom prepared a nine-course menu for 28 guests without breaking a sweat, and his wife showed up for moral support. [Forbes]
♦ Is 1OAK over? Richie Akiva and Scott Sartiano's club is now sending our email blasts asking to host your next party. [NYO]

♦ A look around Pranna, the new 15,000-square-foot Southeast Asian restaurant in the Flatiron district. [Eater]
♦ What's Halloween without cocktails made with candy? [Metromix]
♦ Where to find past Top Chef contestants cooking in the kitchen. [TSTS via Eater]
♦ The West Coast burrito chain Baja Fresh may be opening up in Midtown. Yay! [Midtown Lunch]