Chefs Are Fleeing, Requiem for Grass, and I Scream for Ice-Cream Trucks

Out Through the In Door
Sean Bernal has left the Oceanaire Seafood Room and headed for Fairview, Texas. Jonathan Wright is skipping the Setai for Barbados. Usually the sign of a restaurant city becoming robust is the influx of talented chefs from elsewhere -- not the fleeing of chefs for greener pastures. On the plus side, it might be getting time to check out the dining scene in Fairview.

Requiem for Grass, Which Closed Last Month
Always one of the prettiest,
Never among the best.

I Keep Listening for the Jingle
Come this blisteringly hot time of year, I'm really not interested in any food truck that doesn't have the words Good Humor or Mister Softee emblazoned on its side. Just wanted to share that with you. Plus it's been a slow news week thus far.

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