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Govind Armstrong

  1. Openings
    What to Eat at Govind Armstrong’s Willie Jane, Now Open on Abbot KinneyThe Southern restaurant brings a slice of Post & Beam to the Westside.
  2. Coming Soon
    Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing Closes To Make Room For Post & Beam Team’s Willie JaneGovind Armstrong and Brad Johnson are bringing a slice of The South to Venice.
  3. Leftovers
    Marcus Samuelsson Cooking at Post & Beam; Umami Burger Closing Original LocationThe chef will make Ethiopian tacos with injera bread on a $140 menu coming from Govind Armstrong’s kitchen.
  4. Crime Scenes
    Table 8 Partner Joshua Woodward Turns Himself In On Attempted Murder ChargesPolice have renewed charges against the restaurateur accused of forcing his girlfriend to miscarry.
  5. Crime
    Former Table 8 Partner Arraigned on Attempted Murder ChargeJoshua Woodward faces life in jail.
  6. Grub Guide
    Eight L.A. Restaurants That Grow Their OwnFrom Niki Nakayama’s organic Japanese garden to John Sedlar’s rooftop of aeroponic towers, these chefs deserve appluase for their extra efforts in bringing freshly plucked produce to our plates.
  7. Openings
    ROFL Cafe Now Open on Melrose, With Menu by Govind ArmstrongThe optimistic place goes heavy on the touchy-feely stuff on its menus, walls, and plates.
  8. The Happiest Hours on Earth
    Post & Beam Launches Happy HourThe daily deal offers six dollar drinks and a changing roster of garden pizzas.
  9. Let’s Do Brunch
    What to Eat For Brunch at Post & BeamDrinks employ the restaurant on-site garden, while dishes embrace both Southern and Southern Californian influences.
  10. The New Kid
    Besha Rodell Reviews The Hits and Misses at Post & BeamL.A.’s new restaurant critic offers her first full restaurant review.
  11. Let’s Do Lunch
    Post & Beam Starts Lunch With Deviled Egg Sandwiches and Smoked Baby BacksThe selection more than makes up for the lack of a new Govind burger.
  12. The Other Critics
    S. Irene Virbila Impressed by Post & Beam; Gold Pigs Out at Black HoggThe two L.A. Times critics tackle two restaurants that share a similar penchant for hyper-seasonal produce and sustainable meats.
  13. Mediavore
    Weed Workers Join United Food and Commercial Union; Kegger Cup Company Rakes ItThe 35,000 member-strong union promises to put its weight behind keep medical marijuana dispensaries open.
  14. Mixocalypse
    Post & Beam Debuts New Cocktail Menu by Son of a Gun GM Dan WarrilowThe fresh and fruity drinks include a daquiri made with Indonesian arrack.
  15. Coming Soon
    Tar & Roses Starts Training Staff, Opening SoonAndrew Kirschner is almost ready to spring his wood-oven dishes and spectacular space on Santa Monica.
  16. Neighborhood Watch
    Eagle Rock Brewery Bottles Equinox; El Chapin To Reopen as The HighlandThe sour ale marks only the second of the brewing company’s bottled ales on the market.
  17. Openings
    What to Eat at Post & Beam, Grand-Opening TuesdayThe dominant theme here is homegrown, with a locally raised chef, on-site garden, and Cali-centric drafts.
  18. Coming Soon
    What to Expect From Govind Armstrong’s Post & Beam, Opening in DecemberThe restaurant’s open hearth broiler, wood-fired oven, Cali-centric beer and wine, and edible herb garden mark an upgrade for this massive South Central shopping complex.
  19. Coming Soon
    Govind Goes Back to Cali, Will Take The Reins at Post & BeamThe chef will return to his locavore roots, with a new restaurant coming to Baldwin Hills.
  20. Neighborhood Watch
    8 Oz. Burger Bar Closes; More German Places Planned City-WideThe craze for German clones is sort of like 3-D. By the time Wurstkuche hits the Westside, everyone will probably be over it already.
  21. The Happiest Hours on Earth
    L.A. Weekly Looks at 50 Places to Get Loaded At for LessInsider tips, chef-driven deals, and real dive bars get a spotlight.
  22. Top Chef
    Top Chef Masters Premiere: First-Date JittersChefs shop at a gas station and cook for the Bravery.
  23. Empire Building
    It’s Official: Scott Conant Will Replace Table 8The Scarpetta chef is the latest Bowery boy.
  24. Endangered
    Govind Armstrong Closing Table 8 in New YorkIs Govind going back to Cali?
  25. Closings
    Update: Govind Armstrong Closes Table 8The chef shutters his restaurant.
  26. Empire Building
    Is Table 8 Closer to Closing?“Page Six” thinks Scott Conant’s Scarpetta will take the space.
  27. Trends
    Is L.A. Invading Chicago?Time Out makes a case that Chicago’s being invaded by west coast trends. We put it to the test.
  28. Crime Scenes
    Woodward’s Ex Endorses 8 Oz. Burger in T StyleJoshua Woodward’s ex-girlfriend might be in trouble for violating New York Times’ ethics policy.
  29. Crime Scene
    Update: Joshua Woodward Not Yet ChargedJoshua Woodward of Table 8 and 8 Oz. is still under investigation for murder, though not formally charged.
  30. Crime Scenes
    Table 8, 8 Oz. Burger Partner Charged With MurderA restaurateur is arrested for murder in Los Angeles.
  31. Contest
    Win Two Free Tickets to Great Chefs of Los Angeles 2009!We’re giving away two free tickets to Great Chefs of Los Angeles to one lucky winner.
  32. Closings
    Table 8 in Miami Beach Files for BankruptcyGovind Armstrong loses a restaurant. Are more on the way out?
  33. The Other Critics
    Govind Slammed Again in N.Y.C.Govind Armstrong’s Table 8 export continues being tarred and feathered in N.Y.C.
  34. In the Magazine
    Adam Platt on Table 8; How to Have Your HerringAlso in the magazine this week: more on DBGB.
  35. In the Magazine
    Price Check on Momofuku Alum’s New RestaurantIn the magazine this week: Brooklyn Star’s startup costs, openings, Govind Armstrong’s linguine recipe, and more.
  36. Openings
    What to Eat Tonight at Table 8The menu.
  37. Openings
    8 oz. Burger Bar to Follow Table 8?Armstrong’s making moves to open his artisanal burger bar in NYC.
  38. Openings
    What You’ll Eat at Table 8A preview of Govind Armstrong’s new restaurant, opening May 6.
  39. The New York Diet
    Table 8’s Govind Armstrong Visits Veselka and Angel’s Share“I had the spicy Berkshire pork ramen. That bowl fills me up in a good way, makes me happy.”
  40. Openings
    Cooper Square Hotel Bar Is OpenPlus, an update on Table 8.
  41. Openings
    Table 8 So LateGovind Armstrong’s New York restaurant still set for this winter.
  42. Chef Shuffle
    Country’s Willis Loughhead Moves to Table 8 and Cooper Square HotelHe’ll be working with Govind Armstrong and focusing on in-house cures and new marination techniques.
  43. Restaur-anticipation
    Govind Armstrong Offers a Taste of Table 8, Opening in DecemberExpect celery and bacon soup, and a fourteen-seat charcuterie and salt bar.
  44. New York Food & Wine Festival
    Shang and Macao Trading Co. Make Debuts (Sort Of)We got our first tastes of the as-yet unopened restaurants last night.
  45. NewsFeed
    Chicago Asserts Itself by Poaching Chefs From All OverChicago is coming on strong, picking up chefs from all over.
  46. Neighborhood Watch
    Celebrity-Chef ‘Pop-Up’ Café Open in Midtown; Halloween RecipeAstoria: Freeze Peach is hosting a costume party Saturday at 8 p.m. and it’s BYO. [Joey in Astoria] Boerum Hill: Balsamic vinegar is available as a topping at the new ecofriendly ice-cream parlor Blue Marble, on Atlantic Avenue near Bond Street. [Bergen Carroll] Chelsea: Tekserv is hosting a Mac OS X Leopard release party tonight with free food and live jazz, and the winner of the leopard-themed costume contest gets an iPod. [Blog Chelsea] Clinton Hill: New restaurant Mariam at 975 Fulton Street features cuisine from Senegal, Kenya, and Guinea, but even though okra was “cooked down to an indiscernible sludge,” it doesn’t feel overextended; the spot will soon add Jamaican food to the menu. [Eat for Victory/VV] Flatiron: The Manhattan branch of Boerum Hill restaurant Lunetta opens Monday on Broadway at 21st Street. [Grub Street] Lower East Side: Essex Street’s newest Shamalian bar may have opened for a night this week, but it’s closed now. [Eater] Just in time for Halloween house parties, the Stanton Social has provided a simple recipe for pumpkin croquettes. [Restaurant Girl] Meatpacking District: The communal table at Los Dados is supposedly a hot singles scene. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch] Midtown West: Bon Appétit’s “Pop-Up” café opened yesterday and features sandwiches and salads designed by Emeril, Giada, Govind, and Pichet Ong, plus desserts from Will Goldfarb. [Midtown Lunch] Related: Celebrity Chefs Flock to Former Home of Cheesy Celebrity Restaurant Prospect-Lefferts-Gardens: Papas & Sons market was busted Wednesday. “Word on the street is that someone in there was running numbers,” but no one’s talking. [Across the Park]
  47. Foodievents
    Celebrity Chefs Flock to Former Home of Cheesy Celebrity Restaurant The building that was the Hard Rock Café at 221 West 57th Street, having committed so many affronts to gastronomy over the years, is about to atone, temporarily. Bon Appétit is turning it into a “pop-up supper club and café” where, from October 25 to November 3, a series of celebrity chefs will do demos and book signings during lunchtime. The names should be familiar ones, ranging from TV chefs like Cat Cora and Giada De Laurentiis to established New York stars like Claudia Fleming and Will Goldfarb. Every day, the café area will feature a different signature dish from that day’s chef. Bon Appétit promises affordability, too: All the dishes at lunch will cost $10 or less. The roster of chefs is after the jump.
  48. NewsFeed
    Is Govind Armstrong Worried Enough About New York?When top out-of-town chefs move to New York, it’s always a crapshoot. Some, like Fort Worth’s Tim Love, come in conspicuously and wash out; others, like Atlanta’s Sotohiro Kosugi, now at Soto, come in under the radar but quickly grab our attention. L.A.’s Govind Armstrong doesn’t expect much of a problem: The ultra-laid-back chef made South Beach his own and expects New York to treat him equally well. “A lot of New Yorkers come down here to Miami, and I’ve been coming up there forever, so I have a lot of friends to support me,” he tells us. “I’m not trying to reinvent the way New Yorkers eat. But I can’t not grow, you know?”
  49. NewsFeed
    Govind Armstrong Bringing His South Beach Magic North Given that we have now exported Craft to L.A., it’s about time for L.A. to return the favor. That seems to be on the horizon: Word is that Govind Armstrong, the former Spago prodigy and current toast of South Beach, is planning to open a restaurant here in NYC. (Or so we hear from a source who is close to the Table 8 chef.) Armstrong, who began his career at 13 working for Wolfgang Puck, has told intimates that the space is all picked out and the deal almost done, but he’s not giving a location until the lease is signed, and the restaurant itself is probably nearly a year away. Still, as the chef with the distinction of having prepared the only decent meal we’ve ever eaten in South Beach (not counting Wolfie’s, of course), we have to say that our city will be richer for having him.