'rumors' on Serious Eats

Correction: Renown Spanish Chef Ferran Adria NOT Opening a Pizzeria

Lisa Abend on Goumet lays to rest the rumor that Spanish superchef Ferran Adrià is opening a pizzeria: "Albert [Adrià, Ferran's brother] was in Italy and eating pizza," recounts Ferran. "Someone from the press asked him if he ever thought of opening a pizzeria, and, trying to be polite, he said, 'Sure, someday, why not?' We are developing a lot of projects, and pizza might be one of them sometime in the future. But not anytime soon, not by a long shot" I'm sorry that Slice was not diligent enough to debunk this at the time we blogged about... More

Rumors: Co. Company Pizza to Open Downtown Location?

Per the Eater blog: A trusted tipster tells us that a friend was approached last week for a position at a new branch of Jim Lahey's fanatically adored Chelsea pizza place Co.. She tells us it's "somewhere downtown" but can't provide further intel. Related Co. Company Pizza Soft Opening Photo Gallery First Taste: A Preview of Jim Lahey's Co. Company Pizza... More

Chick-fil-A Opening in the East Village?

The Eater blog is trafficking in self-admitted "unconfirmed reckless plywood rumormongering," but reports nonetheless that a large number of Chick-fil-A people were seen entering and exiting an empty storefront on East 6th Street between avenues A and B. Could it... More

Alain Ducasse In The Windy City?

Chicago to get Joel Robuchon by the end of next year, maybe Alain Ducasse too? Ducasse currently runs ten restaurants (not counting his place in NYC, which is closed but reopening this spring) so it's not like he'd be moving to Chicago to work the kitchen, but this is still a pretty exciting rumor—Ducasse is the only chef in the world to have three restaurants with three Michelin stars each. [via Grub Street]... More

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