Guest of a Guest hears a rumor, “verified” by Steve Lewis, that Jon B of the shuttered Guest House and Home will be opening a restaurant with Todd English at 539 West 21st Street (formerly Aria and Opera). Zagat had previously mentioned the restaurant, His Royal Highness, but Todd English’s involvement is news, and strange news at that. Last we heard, English was partnering with Tao’s Sam Hazen. His involvement with Jon B (whose nightclubs became the symbol of all that was wrong with the West Chelsea scene) is a curious one. We’re not so quick to accept Steve Lewis’s word on this one (given that he has tussled with English in the press and called him a “two-bit, lying punk”), so we’ve asked English’s rep (who so far doesn’t know anything about this) for comment.
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