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Geoffrey Zakarian Taking Over Scarpetta Space in Beverly Hills

City Guide Los Angeles February 17, 2016 0 Comments

The Montage Beverly Hills hotel has a high-profile new tenant. Looks like the Scarpetta space won’t be down for long, as news comes today that none other than Geoffrey Zakarian, Iron Chef winner and East Coast mega-restaurateur, will be running things inside the Montage Beverly Hills resort in no time. There are plans, per an insider, to open both a restaurant…

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Eva Jean's, Taqueria Diana, The Shipwreck Lounge, And More Open

City Guide New York February 17, 2016 0 Comments

Plus: A new Queens ramen spot and homemade yogurt in Williamsburg. 1) Hell’s Kitchen: East Village’s Taqueria Diana, a California-inspired Mexican restaurant, opened an outpost on Ninth Avenue. It’s the third location of the taqueria, which serves tacos, nachos, burritos, and quesadillas. It also has a location in Chelsea, at 601 Sixth Ave. Status: Certified Open; 524 Ninth Ave., 646-684-4541…

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Momofuku Ko Will Start Lunch Service Next Week

City Guide New York February 17, 2016 0 Comments

Momofuku Ko’s super long lunch returns. The Momofuku Ko team announces today that the restaurant will be launching its lunch service Wednesday February 24. Ko — the Momofuku empire’s two-starred Michelin restaurant — will serve lunch Wednesdays to Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The lunch menu will cost the same as dinner at $195 per person, a price…

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Superiority Burger, Melissa Weller, Wildair, and Ken Friedman Make the JBFA Semifinalists List

City Guide New York February 17, 2016 0 Comments

New York City has a strong showing on the semifinalists list. The James Beard Foundation just released its list of semifinalists for the 2016 Restaurant & Chef Awards. There are some major surprises on here — Aldo Sohm gets a nomination for the glassware company he endorses, for one thing — plus a bunch of names that have received plenty…

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Patric Kuh Gives The Arthur J the Three-Spot

City Guide Los Angeles February 16, 2016 0 Comments

Old school is back. This week, Patric Kuh’s print review of The Arthur J hits the interwebs, with the LA Magazine critic awarding David Lefevre’s place with three stars. The old-school steakhouse held in beautiful mid-century modern confines receives a fair amount of praise, especially in the meat department. But first, the wonderful ambiance. The place glows with its own…

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