Chris Cannon's two upscale Italian restaurants are confirmed as permanently shuttered.
Plus: Skippy recalls reduced fat peanut butter over salmonella scare; and when used on food labels, the word 'natural' really doesn't mean anything, all in our morning news roundup.
Somehow the restaurant survived the Chris Hora debacle to make it another year.
San Francisco's hippie-dippy, "cult" classic opens its first L.A. store.
Also, Lunch Geek has relocated across the street.
Did Jean-Georges bet wrong about soba catching on in New York?
It will reopen under a new name with oysters added to the menu.
Another area institution has disappeared.
The Wolfgang Puck Express is getting replaced by something Japanese/Korean.
Good news and bad news in the fried-chicken world.
Competition from the new Napa Riverfront complex probably did them in.
After 60 years, the Queens classic becomes a victim of cent-rification.
Mission: Yamo (3408 18th Street) has raised their ultra-cheap prices, to $6 a dish. Quoth Uptown Almanac, "Next thing you know, you'll be able call in an order to Yamo and they'll actually remember to make your food." [Uptown Almanac]...
The Flushing Mall's food court is not long for this world.
Also, Place Pigalle reopens tonight.
Villa Mexico hopes to remain in its gas-station digs.
A rep for the Korean-fried-chicken restaurant confirmed the rumors to Grub Street.