Claire Ptak, of Violet Cakes, is building an impressive career.
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Only one chef sipped crème anglaise straight from a Brandy snifter every morning to treat hangovers.
"They do get hugs. I hug the farmers, and I hug the restaurateurs!"
The current bid is $750, but it's valued at $5,000.
She got the beautiful ceiling that she's always wanted.
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Alice's restaurant returns, Meyer lemons and all.
The date has been set, and the rebuilding is well underway.
She wore it to a screening of the 1980 documentary, 'Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers.'
'I won't complain about the way it looks anymore.'
The Chez Panisse alum and Michael Pollan protege will now make a name for herself.
The iconic restaurant will end up taking a three-month break, in total.
The Chez Panisse owner will join a discussion panel on nutrition.
They're helping to clean up after the fire, you see.
There's now no estimated reopening date.
The cause appears to have been electrical, and it's unclear when the downstairs restaurant will reopen.
It was an area reserved for VIPs, and was a last vestige of the original restaurant remodel in 1971.
"It appears to be an exterior fire that worked its way to the interior."
Under Jerome Waag and Cal Paternell, Chez Panisse is in good hands, says Patty.