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Last Call: Eric Ripert Expanding Le Bernardin

New York Times: Eric Ripert has moved in on what he calls “the completion of Le Bernardin,” signing off on plans to expand the restaurant to seat up to 200 diners. We’re cautiously congratulatory, until this means that episodes of My Super Sweet Sixteen will start shooting there.

ESPN: Today in sports things, Eddie Huang talks to ESPN about sports. Things we know for sure: it’s playoff-related, and probably a basketball thing. That’s as much investigative journalism as we could muster for this one.

Huffington Post: Starbucks has just opened a store aboard US Navy warship the USS Boxer, employing real-live Navymen as baristas, which means that your next Fleet Week fling might just make you an awesome latte in the morning (or a terrible freezy-blendy thing).

AndrewZimmern.com: Fresh off his stint at Austin Food & Wine Festival, Andrew Zimmern has written up a trusty guide to his favorite ATX eateries. Mouth, meet BBQ.

Grub Street: This 14-year-old McDonald’s hamburger looks exactly the same as a 5-minute-old McDonald’s hamburger, minus the pickle, which is the only part of the sandwich that disintegrated…excuse us while go scream at our parents for ever letting us eat there as children.

Life and Times: Fancy pants Editor-In-Chief of Bon Appetit Adam Rapoport breakfasts every morning at Café Grumpy, “like the one in Girls.” Hipster judgment council: go.

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