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Meet the Winemakers, Monday June 1st.
Marseille, French Roast Down Town, and L'Express are all welcoming diners to personally meet winemakers and share wines from renowned Bordeaux producer Andre Lurton (Bordeaux), Vidal-Fleury (Rhone), and Sauvion (Loire) from 7:30pm-12am.
To participate, simply come to one of the restaurants listed above!
Two months after joining the team at Fishtail, executive chef John Tesar is moving to Woodlands, Texas. There he'll open a restaurant called Tesar's Modern Steak & Sustainable Seafood this coming August.
Sommelier Fred Dexheimer has left the BLT group to work on his own business, Juiceman Consulting.
Sumile Sushi, former home of chef Josh DeChellis, has closed. The restaurant may reopen again after a "corporate reorganization."
Mixologist Sasha Petraske has finally opened long-delayed bar Dutch Kills in Long Island City, Queens. The space takes its name from a nearby neighborhood, and the dark wood walls and booths signal a glance to the past.
Le Souk is relocating to 510 LaGuardia at Bleecker. Owner Marcus Jacob is currently renovating the space and plans to open in June. The original incarnation of the popular club on Avenue B closed after its liquor license was revoked.
Atria has closed, leaving chef Martin Brock and staff to look for new jobs. Which lucky restaurant will snap up this talented chef?
Newly opened restaurant Conviction employs 13 ex-cons. Chefs Devon Sims and Jason Jacobs and restaurant owners Biana Zorich and Marc Thuet serve "first-rate food and second chances."
Portland, Oregon:
Aquariva Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar is proud to welcome new executive chef Andy Arndt.
Jeremy Lieb has left Atlanta to take the corporate chef position at Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment, a group of seven high-end steakhouses in Ohio and Kentucky. Lieb made the move to be closer to his extended family and explore a new type of challenge.
BJ Duft, owner of Herban Feast, is set to open a new restaurant, Fresh Bistro by Herban Feast, in West Seattle.
(Seattle Dining)
Mike McConnell opened his fifth Via Tribunali at the back of the refurbished Crocodile. The signature wood-burning oven turns out Neapolitan pizzas with thin crusts and just the right amount of char.
Antoine Amrani, previously Head Pastry Chef of Le Bec Fin restaurant has started a new solo venture, Antoine Amrani Chocolates.
Tupelo is open in Inman Square. Chef Rembs Layman and pastry chef Renee McLeod have teamed up to create "comfort food with a Southern drawl."
Sip Cafe is now open in Post Office Square. The cafe stands out from the rest of the coffee and sandwich joints with its commitment to sustainability and organic foods, including local bread from Iggy's and a selection of organic loose-leaf teas.
Bella Luna has reopened in a new space at the Brewery Complex, after rising rent prices forced a retreat from its former home on Centre Street.
Plat Bleu, a new mini-French bistro has opened in the lobby outside the Delano Hotel's Blue Door.
The Forge, one of Miami Beach's landmark restaurants, abruptly closed its doors Monday as part of plans for a major renovation.
San Francisco
Chef Ron Boyd has left Michelin-starred restaurant Aqua, and has joined the team at new restaurant, Beautifull in a research/consulting capacity.
Blue Macaw, the new tenant of the shuttered 12 Galaxies space is set to open this month, pending the usual preview night and test runs.
Midi Restaurant, a new, modern California brasserie is now open with executive chef Michelle Mah at the helm.
Two years after joining the team at Ducca, chef Richard Corbo is moving on. He'll be at Ducca til mid-June, then traveling, consulting, staging, and of course planning his next venture.
Tavern, the new restaurant/retail store from Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne is now open in Brentwood. Early reports confirm that the food and setting meet high expectations.
Ludo Lefebvre's "little bistro" Ludo Bites will resume at Breadbar as of May 19th, just after the chef's return from Las Vegas.
Domenico Ristorante is now open in Silver Lake. Executive chef Michael Young and owner Domenico Frasca serve classic, comforting Italian fare.
Trader Vic's has returned Los Angeles. The tiki institution is now open for drinks, dinner, and live entertainment.
Phoebe's Cupcakes is now open in Lakeview. Co-owners Phoebe Walters and Kate McNamara have been friends through high school and culinary school, and this is their first business together.
Executive Chefs John B. Shields and Karen Urie traded posts at Charlie Trotter's and Alinea, for the inspiration of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the chance to work side-by-side to reinvent Town House, a restaurant in southwest Virginia.

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