NY Restaurant That Held Sandy Fundraiser in Chicago Won’t Reopen

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Governor, a popular new Brooklyn restaurant that had won acclaim for the cooking of chef Brad McDonald, then was badly damaged by five feet of water during Hurricane Sandy, has decided not to reopen, and McDonald has left the group that developed the restaurant. This would be unexceptional if not for the fact that many restaurants and chefs around the country held fundraising events for the restaurant, including one in Chicago with Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark and Kitchit Chicago, which was held at the Jane Addams Hull House Museum in early December. So where’s the money that was raised going? Grub Street New York looks at the controversy this move is stirring up. [Grub Street NY]