Who doesn't love to hear a little gossip on Monday? Here is what Eater heard over the weekend.
Rumor No. 1: City Paper editor Stephanie Barna broke the news that general manager Brooks Reitz was leaving raw bar The Ordinary, but she didn't say where he was going. While Eater can't divulge that information either, rumblings of his replacement did come about this past weekend. The word is, the current associate general manager of High Cotton, Justin Coleman, will take Reitz's place. Coleman hails from New York and has worked at such esteemed restaurants as French staple Balthazar and Jean-Georges Vongerichten concept The Mark. Our source also noted that Coleman has the same handsome gentleman with glasses look that patrons came to appreciate from Reitz.
Rumor No. 2: Hungering for some dim sum? It sounds like restaurateur Karalee Nielsen and all-star designer Buff Ross have a new Chinese focused restaurant slated for President Street. Keep an eye out for Lee Lee's Hot Kitchen popping up above the Crosstown soon. Details are trickling in, but it sounds like there's a credible chef behind the wheel who will blow Charleston away with their dumpling renditions.
· Ordinary on the Hunt for Brooks Reitz's Replacement [CP]
· Justin Coleman [Maverick Southern Kitchen]
· All One Word Design [Official]
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