It looks like there won’t be much more of wait for the anticipated debut of Top Chef champ Kevin Sbraga’s self-titled restaurant. A rep told Grub this morning that Sbraga, who’s been tweeting up a storm about staff training in recent days, will open to the public on Saturday. Also promising, word comes that Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook’s Federal Donuts passed its health inspection, signaling an opening is on the horizon. And while we’re spinning updates of our fall restaurant preview, it’s worth pointing out that the paper came off the windows at Birra yesterday. And lastly, Jason Cichonski put the word out via Facebook that he’s looking to staff both the front and back of the house at his almost ready Ela.
[Update] Grub just received the official word that Federal Donuts will open Monday, October, 17 at 7 a.m.