Grayz to Become Straight-Up Restaurant; Fran Derby Lands at Solex

Grayz will be closing on August 10 and reopening as a full-fledged restaurant. [NYS]

• Andrew Carmellini is officially out at A Voce, and Fran Derby, formerly of Tailor, is cooking at Solex. [NYT]
Related: Fran Derby, Sam Mason’s Co-Chef, Leaves Tailor

Top Chef’s Stephanie Izard had to sit on the secret of her success for a good long time, but it was all worthwhile in the end. [Stamford Advocate]
Related: ’Top Chef’ Winner Tells All

• In a bombshell blind item today, “Page Six” reveals that a publicist saved her job by sleeping with a restaurant owner. In other news, the sun rose in the East. [NYP]

• Office workers in midtown have been reduced to eating salads. But they seem happy about it. [NYP]

• Now that the tainted tomatoes have been identified, fast-food chains, including Wendy’s and Taco Bell, are putting tomatoes back on their burgers and tacos. [NYDN]

• No need to pack a few boxes of your favorite rosé to bring to your weekend getaway; most of the city’s large wine shops deliver to the Hamptons and Fire Island. [NYS]