March 4 Morning Roundup

A Chowhound has a pickled cranberry disaster at Grand Cafe, the always useful City Pages month in review, the abridged version of Dara’s 99 best dishes under $10 (full version available in dead tree format only), Vicki Potts of Grass Roots Gourmet and Song Lee and Benjamin Roberts from France 44 talk about local versus imported food, an outdoor happy hour bracket playoff [via Ed], and Mecca reviews the pluses and minuses of the “chef as waiter” concept at Victory 44.