Ian Chalermkittichai, formerly of Kittichai and currently at Ember Room, is taking over at Spot Dessert Bar from Pichet Ong. Chalermkittichai also recently opened a dessert bar in Bangkok.
Dominique Ansel, the ex-pastry chef at Daniel, is opening Dominique Ansel Bakery this October, where he’ll peddle mini-meringues and caramelized croissants.
Top Chef alum Fabio Vivani is shilling for Domino’s, pushing the chain’s new “Artisan” pizzas.
Veselka Bowery, now slated to open in early November, will have Michael Sullivan at the helm. Sullivan was the opening chef at Anella, then worked at Flex Mussels.
Marcus Samuelsson and Richard Sandoval have signed on to create meals for American Airlines. Sandoval is doing first class, while Samuelsson is doing coach.
Hold on to your panties, ladies. Guy Fieri will be shooting an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on tomorrow at Gazala’s Place.
Eddie Huang is taking his bao down to Washington, D.C., for a pop-up restaurant event October 14 and 15.
Eric Ripert offered his Twitter followers a free meal to the first person to send him a pic of a new copycat restaurant called Bernardin in North Carolina.