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2009_11_orso.jpgAs Hollywood power lunch hotspot Orso prepares to close, the New York Times pens a requiem and reminisces on why it was so popular with the movie star crowd: "One secret to Orso’s enduring appeal: a policy that allowed both the famous and the less so to light up in the privacy of the high-walled patio, even as other places clamped down on tobacco. 'It was a great place to take actors, because you could smoke outside'" [NYT]

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