- Katy Sparks has left Compass! It was just a few months ago that she joined the Upper West Side restaurant. Sparks is going to be writing a book, which Gothamist will look forward to, but we are going to miss her. Related: Manhattan User's Guide stood up for Katy in the midst of the Amanda Hesser reviewing reing at the Times.


- There might also be an article about ice cream sundaes in the Times (and, yes, Gothamist will be going out to get a sundae from McDonald's for lunch), but let it be known that Serendiptiy 3 is releasing a cookbook with the recipe for their frrrozen hot chocolate (which you can see here at the Boston Herald). And for the opposite of a frrrozen hot chocolate, check out Nelly's Hot in Herre.

- Finally, excellent shoutout of our favorite pizza blog, Slice, in today's Daily News. Never has a quixotic quest been so yummy.