Ryan Jordan, who has worked at the Breslin and the original John Dory, is now cooking at the Clerkenwell on the Lower East Side. His menu includes paprika-dusted “chickpea crisps,” cauliflower fries with curry mayo, and housemade currywurst.
Rumors that Damon Wise was leaving his executive-chef post at Craft have been confirmed. Wise has plans to open his own restaurant this fall. [Zagat Buzz]
Teen chef Greg Grossman says he has been keeping busy helping out at the new Lower East Side location of Rhong-Tiam.
Masaharu Morimoto, who has been spotted singing his heart out onstage before, belted out a number at the New York Loves Japan earthquake benefit.