• Closings/bankruptcies: 20-year-old Kitchen Club in Nolita will serve its last meal on New Year's Eve; after 64 years on the UES, Gino will close its doors at the end of January; and Mama Mexico's UWS location has filed Chapter 11.
• A roundup of restaurants opening in the next few weeks. [TONY]
New York's 2010 "Where to Eat" guide by Adam Platt is online. [NYM]
• Foodies weigh in on the top newcomers/standbys of 2009. [Eater]
• The number of clubs and bars fined for smoking was down this year. [NYP]
• The CEO of Whole Foods gets The New Yorker treatment this week. [NYer]