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  1. Previews
    Exclusive: Step Inside Benu, Opening August 10See our slideshow of the sleek new interior at “the most highly anticipated restaurant of the year.”
  2. Spot Check
    Benu Already Pretty Well Booked Into SeptemberThe best you’re going to get, if you act now, is an 8:00 in the third week of September.
  3. Quote of the Day
    James Beard Loved Gossip“He used to say, ‘Gossip at the table makes the food taste better.’”
  4. Openings
    Benu Sets a Date
  5. Interviews
    Corey Lee Doesn’t Want to Over-Think or Under-Think His FoodGrub Street talks with the young chef about reinterpreting Ming Dynasty dishes, and satisfying the increasingly knowledgeable diner.
  6. Previews
    Corey Lee Explains the Name of His Upcoming Restaurant BenuCorey Lee chats with the Inside Scoop about his new restaurant, opening in the former Hawthorne Lane space later this summer.
  7. Mediavore
    Second Coppola Winery Nears Opening; Your Food Allergy May Be Fake
  8. Foodievents
    Sample Some Early Bites from Benu, Bar Agricole, and PlumA tasting event, benefiting Share Our Strength, will feature some “sneak peek” mini dishes from some upcoming restaurants.
  9. Neighborhood Watch
    New Owners Take Mecca Space, Trader Vic’s Emeryville to Shutter forAlso, Corey Lee’s new venture, Benu, is on track for July, and Comstock Saloon is delayed until May.