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Pulino's Will Speak French; Crucial Tavern on the Green Facts

This week's top dish from Eater NY, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog?

1) Nolita: Restaurateur Keith McNally's youngest restaurant, Pulino's, which opened in March of 2010, will be closing in January. It will reopen in March as a French restaurant called Cherche Midi, with some notable chefs on board.

2) NYC: The proposed soda ban has been struck down by several courts already, but the state's top court has agreed to hear Mayor Bloomberg's appeal. We'll have to wait until the end of 2014 for a final decision.

3) Central Park: Shuttered Tavern on the Green will reopen soon with a whole new look, and a Times profile of the owners reveals some crucial facts about the space. Among them: one of the dining rooms will be inside a giant glass cube. The menu will also be very "fire-driven."

4) South Street Seaport: The Seaport's Paris Cafe has reopened after a complete post-Sandy restoration.

· Eater [ny.eater.com]