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Chef Victor Chavez Retires From Smith & Wollensky After 38 Years

City Guide New York February 10, 2016 0 Comments

The chef was there when the restaurant opened. Chef Victor Chavez has retired from Smith & Wollensky after nearly four decades of service. A native of Ecuador, Chavez graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and promptly joined Alan Stillman’s fledgling Smith & Wollensky in 1977 as a sous chef. In 1985 he became executive chef. Chavez helmed the restaurant…

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A Sneak Peek at Gwyneth Paltrow's Towering Private Club on Sunset Strip

City Guide Los Angeles February 9, 2016 0 Comments

The first renderings come out. Gwyneth Paltrow is going to give the nearby Soho House some serious heat when her Gensler-designed Arts Club finally gets built on Sunset Strip. Sister site Curbed LA has a first look at Paltrow and business partner Gary Landesburg’s towering West Hollywood clubhouse, which costs $2,000 to join, and $2,000 a year thereafter at its London outpost. The massive…

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Edi & the Wolf's Chef Opens Freud Tonight in Greenwich Village

City Guide New York February 9, 2016 0 Comments

LaGuardia place is getting a new Austrian restaurant. Chef Eduard Frauneder is opening his latest project Freud tonight in Greenwich Village. Frauneder — the Vienna-born chef behind Edi & the Wolf and dearly departed Seasonal — will serve a contemporary take on Austrian fare out of the space at 506 LaGuardia Place. Options on the menu include wiener schnitzel with cucumber salad,…

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