1.) Financial District: Chef Mario Batali went all foot-to-mouth at a panel this week by comparing the financial types to Hitler and Stalin. Too bad bankers are the ones booking $400 meals at Babbo! The news went viral and they're canceling reservations en masse.
2.) East Village: The owner of nearby Pylos is turning the now-defunct Heartbreak (the Germanic restaurant that received a Michelin star the same week it shuttered) into a small plates Greek spot.
3.) Moving target: The rumormill is now suggesting that Dining editor Pete Wells will step in as the new restaurant critic at the New York Times.
4.) NYC: Where to order a Thanksgiving feast to go.
· Eater NY [ny.eater.com]