David Chang's Momofuku Ssäm has earned itself an upgrade. Frank Bruni gave it three stars in today's Times, saying the food there makes him feel "unencumbered, honest and joyful." [NYT]
The most despised restaurant of 2008? That would be Delicatessen. [NYO]
Justin Bogle is replacing Christopher Lee as executive chef at Gilt. [GS]
Macao Trading Co. is planning to add a lounge and downstairs bar. [Eater]
The Ciprianis are pushing for landmark status for the Rainbow Room. [NYO]
Pink Elephant co-founder Shawn Kolodny is departing the club. [DBTH]
If you pick up dinner at one of the outposts of Saigon Grill and it looks emptier than usual, there's a good reason for that: The owner and his wife were arrested today for falsifying records and tampering with evidence. [NYP]