Matthew Lightner ‘In’ at Compose; Josh Eden Consulting at Pour George


Jesús Núñez, who was recently forced to change the name of his restaurant Graffit to Gastroarte following a trademark infringement lawsuit, sent out an open statement calling plaintiff Jehangir Mehta of Graffiti‘s charges “ridiculous.”
[Zagat Buzz]

Compose in Tribeca has hired Matthew Lightner, formerly of Castagna in Portland, Oregon, to take over from Nick Curtin, who left the restaurant a month ago.
[Diner’s Journal]

Sam Talbot is turning over the kitchen at Imperial No. Nine to South African chef Peter Tempelhoff for a week in July.
[Grub Street]

SCRATCHbread in Bed-Stuy has enlisted former pastry chef Jackie Mazza to make sure its expanded retail operation runs smoothly.
[Brooklyn Based]

Josh Eden, of Shorty’s .32, is the consulting executive chef at Pour George, a new sports bar in the West Village serving farm-fresh fare.
[Zagat Buzz]