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A few tasty links to what we've been reading of late. Grub Street provides a roadmap for out-of-town chefs trying to make it in New York. Han Chiang of Han Dynasty, Pok Pok's Andy Ricker and Danny Bowien of Mission Chinese are among the success stories cited. If you can make it there... LA Weekly spotlights The Glorious Greasy Foods of Los Angeles, including the Colosso burger from Mom's Burgers and tater tots at Fab Hot Dogs. The point is, ladies and gentleman, that grease, for lack of a better word, is good.

Mario Batali's Favorite (domestic) Italian Restaurants

Food & Wine asked the ubiquitous Croc-footed super chef, Mario Batali, about his favorite Italian restaurants in the U.S. Among those on the list are  Salumi (Seattle), Vetri (Philadelphia), Porchetta (NYC), Pizzeria Picco (Larkspur, CA) and Pizzeria Bianco (Phoenix).

If you're in the Big Apple, we'd recommend stopping in at Batali's latest venture,  Eataly. Though slightly overwhelming at first, this enormous, bustling temple celebrating all things Italian cuisine will tantalize your tastebuds with 6 restaurants and a market boasting fresh fish, wine, a butcher, countless cheeses, pasta-to-go and much more. The rooftop bar, Birreria, offers stellar views and beer brewed in house (at rooftop prices, of course).

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A cask of Batali's beer (a collaborative effort with Dogfish Head, Baladin and Del Borgo) and a glimpse of the Empire State Building at Birreria

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