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If you’re not on Five & Ten‘s email list, you may not already know that Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel of Bouchon Bakery will be in Athens Monday, Dec. 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., signing copies of their new book at the restaurant (sold by Avid), which will also serve wine, hors d’oeuvres and sweets. Tickets are $130 but do include a copy of the book as well as the opportunity to rub elbows with the country’s most celebrated chef. Call the restaurant between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Saturday to purchase your ticket. Tickets are limited, as is parking in the area, so plan ahead for all that.

Siri Thai’s second location is opening in the Ansonborough development on Gaines School Road this Saturday, Dec. 1.

Note that The National is doing Hanukkah dinners Dec. 11–13, consisting of three courses for a mere $29 per person. Latkes or beet soup, brisket or trout and, for dessert, doughnuts or rugelach. For reservations, call 706-549-3450 or email Veg/vegan options are available, too.

The gas station on Lumpkin that is becoming Grindhouse Killer Burgers is flattened, so construction can proceed. Yay!

Always Baked, the stoner pun-oriented cookie company that delivers to your door, is teaming up with Athens Bagel Co. to offer its products on Jackson Street, in the latter’s space. The menu is growing, too, with new cookie toppings, deep-fried sweets, ice cream sandwiches and more. Plus they’ll be available at lunch.

Chonell’s has opened in the former Gnat’s Landing, on Baxter.

Whew, that’s enough for now.