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Jean-Georges Vongerichten Boxes Hugh Jackman; Amanda Freitag Dreams of Cooking in a Field

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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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