Perhaps you never hung on every naughty, sensuous word of Gael Greene, who was New York magazine’s head restaurant critic for decades. But lots of us did, and when the news boiled over earlier this week that La Gael had gotten the sack, we were stunned. As one of her friends said, “It’s as if they removed the lions from the library steps.” Read all about it–whether you agree with the justification or not, you can’t deny Gael was a formidable presence in the food scene in New York. More importantly, she was never, ever dull. She’ll still be writing “hot news, gossip, nibbles and bits” on her blog, Insatiable-critic.com.