A New Name for Buddha Bar; Culinary Giant Gaston Lenôtre Dies

• Today in trademark-infringement lawsuits: A state appeals court has ruled that Buddha Bar must change its name, as it is no longer affiliated with Buddha Bar Worldwide. No word yet on what the new name might be. [NYP]

• Gaston Lenôtre, founder of the Lenôtre empire of restaurants, retail shops, and a cooking school, has passed away at 88. Among those trained by Lenôtre are David Bouley and Michel Richard. [NYT]

'wichcraft is now carrying doughnuts, brioche, and other treats from Sullivan St. Bakery. [Blondie and Brownie]

• Drunk-dining deal alert: Every Saturday after midnight, Desnuda in the East Village gives unlimited free seviche to those spending $30 or more on alcohol. [Feed/TONY]

• Acclaimed Korean restaurant Persimmon will add a Saturday prix fixe lunch starting this weekend: $27 for three courses. [Eater]

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