Here's more info...in fact, an entire Q&A with gourmet iceman Michel Dozois who I met at Barkeeper the other night. There's no photo of Michel, but let's just say that if some blog was having a hot mixologist contest...
The Iceman Cometh in L.A. Times' Daily Dish.
Ok, I admit I've never checked out the Food & Wine blog, but the Daily Dish apparently does, and found an interview with Father's Office's Sang Yoon, who says he's opening an Asian noodle bar near Father's Office II. Stay tuned...
An L.A. Noodle Bar scoop from Foodandwine.com
Siena Restaurant closes in Pasadena, reports FoodGPS. I never even got there, but I heard it was a good alternative to the corporate old-town Pasadena spots. Pasadena seems to have a particularly brutal restaurant climate right now, it seems.
New York's gourmet banh mi from Seriouseats.com
And on the other coast, those sophisticated Gothamites now have a chef-driven banh mi shop. Sounds a little foofy, and yet I suspect I would not complain were one to open at say, Wilshire and Fairfax.
Baoguette from SeriousEats.com