Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 10:45 a.m.
Chai Trivedi has left Pranna in search of a smaller restaurant after becoming "disillusioned" with the owners' vision. Gerald Drummond, who has worked at Morimoto, will take over the kitchen. [Eater]
Shea Gallante left Bouley back in December, just six months after joining the restaurant, perhaps frustrated with the restaurant's financial problems. He was previously at Cru. [Feast]
Bobby Flay will pay more than $800,000 in damages to employees from Bar Americain, Mesa Grill, and the now-defunct Bolo Bar, but denies cheating them out of wages. [NY Post]
Joey Campanaro, of The Little Owl, Market Table, and now Kenmare, says that he would love to open a"casual restaurant in L.A.... specifically Elysian Heights." [Eater]
Mario Batali, the most frequent guest on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, celebrated the show's one-year anniversary with yet another appearance. [Grub Street]
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