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♦ Alex Raij, the former chef at Tia Pol (left), is opening her 28-seat tapas bar named Txikito (pronounced chee-KEE-toe) tonight. [GS]
♦ A play-by-play of what went down at Thomas Keller and Grant Achatz's $1,500-per-person dinner at Per Se on Tuesday night. [NYT, NYT]
♦ Another look inside David Chang's forthcoming Momofuku Bakery & Milk Bar, which is set to open on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. [Eater]

♦ Chicago chef Joel Dennis is officially replacing Tony Esnault as executive chef at Alain Ducasse's Adour. [NYT]
♦ Will soul food restaurants in Harlem survive the recession? [City Room]
Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Kate Krader, Ken Friedman, Damon Wise, and Bravo's Andy Cohen all ate dinner and watched Top Chef in Craftsteak's main dining room last night. [Eater]