So I tried the @SQC, much touted and rated #1 in NYC by New York Magazine. And it's so mediocre. I'm all for thick hot chocolate, but this one has a pudding-y texture, there's definitely some sort of thickening agent in it, and I honestly suspect gelatin, since it has such a Jello-like consistency. Reliable sources have told me that the flavor is usually great, but I thought it was a little off, a little bitter in an unpleasant, almost chemical way.
Also recently went to Mariebelle, and sad to say that her hot chocolate, which was some of the best in NYC when she was at Lunettes et Chocolat, isn't as good anymore.
The Tristram Shandy movie (check the website, it's funny) was really entertaining. Ends too soon, and somewhat disappointingly, but hilarious, and some of the best of the usually tiresome movie-within-movie meta-fest stuff I've seen.