Jean-Georges Vongerichten Boxes Hugh Jackman; Amanda Freitag Dreams of Cooking in a Field
Simon Oren, a partner in Nice Matin, Marseille, Barbounia, and Five Napkin Burger, is expected to take over the space that once occupied Ed Brown's Eighty One, and is currently hunting for a chef. [Grub Street]
Jean-Georges Vongerichten spars with actor Hugh Jackman in season five of the Sundance Channel's series Iconoclasts (like, literally, with boxing gloves). [Eater]
Mario Batali, Guy Fieri, and Tim Love will host Asphalt Chef, an Iron Chef-like cooking competition, which they're promoting with some public trash talk. [Eater]
Amanda Freitag, most recently of Harrison, says she would like to open a sunny restaurant that's "like a field" -- or maybe a rooftop restaurant. [Feast]
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