Reichl Plans Life After Gourmet; Annisa Reopens Next Month

Post-Gourmet, Ruth Reichl says she plans to write a book about her time at Condé Nast. [NYT]

Condé Nast–boss Charles H. Townsend on the shutdown: “In the epicurean situation the sentimental favorite might be Gourmet, but the big-business 800-pound gorilla is Bon Appétit.” [Ad Age]

Seamus Mullen, Amanda Cohen, Daniel Angerer, and others preview their dishes for the New York Wine & Food Festival’s Grand Tasting. [Metromix]

Billy Gilroy will open East Side Social Club in midtown in mid-November. His sis says he’s a ladies man: “He definitely knows how to make a woman feel like she’s number one, even if she might be number three.” [NYO]

In an interview promoting Eater National, founders Ben Leventhal and Lockhart Steele mention Keith McNally’s restaurants no fewer than eight times. We get it, guys. [The Moment]

Anita Lo is working on a cookbook and says Annisa will open in November. [Restaurant Girl]

Burger King restaurants will get a more “edgy, contemporary, futuristic” look. [AP]

Fried chicken isn’t just a southern thing — it’s being served in various Asian styles all across town. [NYT]

Reichl Plans Life After Gourmet; Annisa Reopens Next Month