Chicago chefs Rick Bayless and Art Smith and Carmelo Anthony's personal chef, Daniel Young, are said to be under consideration to take over the White House kitchen under President Barack Obama. [NYDN]
• After "Page Six" accused Padma Lakshmi of being a gold digger, her friends came to her defense. She just dates rich guys, they say. [NYP]
• Just in time for Veterans Day, learn how to make two versions of a MacArthur cocktail. [WSJ]
• UES Italian standby Paola's is moving from East 84th Street to the Wales Hotel on Madison Avenue. Though the restaurant is seeking a new chef, regulars are assured that most of the favorite dishes will remain on the menu. [TONY]
• Gastón Acurio wants to make Peruvian food as ubiquitous as sushi and plans to open La Mar Cebicheria Peruana in New York next year. [Portfolio]
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