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Pastry Chef Jordan Kahn has left XIV by Michael Mina.
Hatfield's, the new venture from Quinn and Karen Hatfield is now open in the former Red Pearl Kitchen space.
(Tasting Table)
New York
The Mark, Jean Georges Vongerichten's new Upper East Side restaurant is now open, with a menu focused on French-inspired comfort food.
Sam Mason is planning to open a restaurant in Park Slope sometime this year.
Totonno's Pizza in Coney Island has re-opened after being closed for several months to repair fire damage.
Buy cookies in person from Dorie Greenspan at Mizu Hair Salon from February 8 to 13. The author of Baking with Julia and Baking: From My Home to Yours will be operating a pop-up cookie shop with her son Joshua, and plans to open a permanent CookieBar within a year.
(Tasting Table)

Scott Conant's Faustina is now open in the recently vacated Table 8 space in the Cooper Square Hotel.
Bar Seven Five in the Wall Street Andaz hotel is now open.
Rhong Tiam, a venerable Thai restaurant in Manhattan, has closed.
Seattle Burger Company, a gourmet hamburger restaurant, is now open in the Ballard neighborhood.
(My Ballard)
The Kells in Allston is going to be replaced by Tavern in the Square, a chain restaurant and bar with three locations already in the Boston area.
(Boston Restaurant Talk)
The latest location of Five Guys Burgers is estimated to open on March 15 in Natick.
Montreal, Quebec:
Bronte restaurant has closed after six years. Chef/owner Joe Mercuri had only planned to stay in one place for five years, but stayed open longer because he felt "sentimental." Mercuri will now take some time off and consider his options before moving on to something new.
(The Montreal Gazette)

San Sebastian, Spain:
Mugaritz, rated the 4th best restaurant in the world by San Pellegrino, has lost its kitchen in a fire, presumably caused by a short circuit. Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz and staff are safe, but the kitchen and all cooking equipment were destroyed.

After five years at NoMI Restaurant, wine director Fernando Beteta is moving on
to pursue a new opportunity.

The South Beach Food & Wine Festival will cap off this month with a series of tastings, dinners, and seminars from February 24-28. The festival is hosted by Southern wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU) and benefits FIU's School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Teaching Restaurant and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center. For tickets and information, visit

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