At most restaurants it's not a good sign when chefs come and go every few years. It's often a sign of management instability, or that something other than inspired food is the place's priority. Sometimes it's followed by increasingly empty tables, which soon leads to shuttered doors. This is especially true at high-profile restaurants where the draw is a star chef, whose reputation is what ultimately convinces diners that this will indeed be a meal worth blowing the budget. Celebrity chefs are a fairly recent phenomenon, but the principle is the same in other arts. How many Broadway buffs would have spent $70 on a ticket to... More >>>