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Restaurant News Roundup: Rules for the Perfect Restaurant; Morton’s Draws in Diners; Barbara Lynch’s Menton Nears Opening, and More

What people are talking about when they talk about restaurants this week… * Critic AA Gill reveals his version of the golden rules for a perfect restaurant — sort of. [London Times] * Morton’s thrives, proving that people are still eating plenty of red meat. [Wall Street Journal] * Having a power lunch in London? [...]

Celebrity Spotting: Bateman and Arnett; Kelly Bensimon Cooks with Scott Conant; Katie Couric and Matt Lauer Lunch; Where “The Bachelor” Wed His Bride, and More

A round-up of where some of your most (and least) favorite stars have been dining recently… * A pregnant Amy Adams (Julie & Julia) dined at Napa Valley Grille. [EaterLA] * Celebrity chef Mario Batali (and his Crocs) greeted fellow diner Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight) at Comme Ca.  [EaterLA] * “Arrested Development” costars Jason [...]

State Your Complaint: Restaurant Critics; Restaurant Designs; Restaurant Menus; Restaurant Websites, and Being Treated Like a Regular (Huh?)

* Will a Twitter campaign take out your least favorite critic? Doubtful, but one tweeter is trying, taking aim at Los Angeles Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila. [Grub Street Los Angeles] * Phil Vettel stews over restaurant design flaws. I would concur with the oversized menus being a problem. I never know what to [...]

Chef Watch: Jamie Lauren’s Walk-In; Ron Duprat’s Efforts to Help Haiti; Patricia Yeo’s ‘Son-in-Law’ Eggs; and More

Chefs who are making headlines this week… * Jamie Lauren, from “Top Chef “Season 5, shows the Grub Street gang her super-neat walk-in at San Francisco’s Absinthe Brasserie, where she’s the executive chef.  [Grub Street San Francisco] * Speaking of “Top Chef”, Season 6 contestant Ron Duprat, executive chef at Latitudes Beach Café at the [...]