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Want to Catch Eric Ripert in Conversation?

Eric_Ripert_3This Wednesday, Soho House is hosting what’ll surely be a momentous and memorable conversation with Eric Ripert, the acclaimed chef-owner of Le Bernardin. He’ll be speaking to Bedford + Bowery editor Daniel Maurer, so we’ve managed to secure a handful of the screening room’s 44 seats for our readers. For a chance to get your name on the list with a guest, just subscribe to our daily newsletter of top stories using the form below, or retweet this by Tuesday at 6 p.m., when we’ll contact two randoms (one a newsletter subscriber, the other a retweeter) to let them know they’ve won.
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East Village Is (Temporarily) Down Two Takeout Joints

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Just a few weeks after Joe Dough closed to focus on catering, a couple of other nearby takeout joints have shuttered — though temporarily. On First Avenue, This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef has gone dark after running afoul of the heath department, per a sign on the window: “Oops… we forgot to renew our permit… taking care of it and will reopen early in the week.”
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Stacy Lambe and Meghan O’Keefe on Girls: ‘This Is Not a Finale’

Mark Schafer/Courtesy of HBO

Mark Schafer/Courtesy of HBO

This is what Stacy said he looks like.

This is what Stacy said he looks like.

The text in gray belongs to Stacy Lambe, a writer for VH1 and Out magazine who lives in Harlem. “One time he texted Hillary Clinton. It’s (literally) his only claim to fame,” Stacy writes. “He looks like her. Photo included.”

Meghan O'Keefe takes a selfie.

Meghan O’Keefe’s selfie.

The text in blue belongs to fellow VH1 writer Meghan O’Keefe. This Park Slope comedian runs the blog My Mom Watches Game of Thrones, and once wrote a very public letter to Ryan Gosling for HelloGiggles.
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El Sombrero Hangs Up Its Hat; Love or Hate the L Train?

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(Photo: Scott Lynch)

This week’s issue of New York features an Encyclopedia of New York Pop Music featuring downtown acts spanning Pete Seeger to the Moldy Peaches to the Strokes to Lady Gaga, plus a map of bygone venues like Coney Island High.

Speaking of which: at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, Questlove taught a course on Prince. [Noisey]

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Now at 7115 by Szeki: Browsing, Bubbly and Baked Goods

Inside 7715 by Szeki. (Photos courtesy of Szeki Chan)

Inside 7715 by Szeki. (Photos courtesy of Szeki Chan)

Until 10 p.m. tonight at 7115 by Szeki in Williamsburg, owner Szeki Chan will be celebrating the opening of her second clothing store with champagne and cupcakes. But there’s nothing frilly about her design aesthetic.

“We are a lot less romantic than other clothing brands,” said Chan of both six-year-old Szeki on the Lower East Side and her latest venture.

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