There was a grease fire at Emerald Seafood today, and the initial news reports say it will be closed for repairs for at least 3 months (that seems pessimistic to me for $60,000 structural damage, but maybe it is a worst-case scenario).
Chef Anthony Strong (Locanda) visits chef Mark Sullivan's restaurant Spruce in San Francisco to order his favorite omelet, then gets his egg cookery skills tested. In The Usual, the country's best chefs reveal the one dish that blows their mind again and again, then head behind-the-scenes to meet the creators.
Gather round children! Today's slang session concerns TOUCHED, which is either a nice thing, or a not-so-nice thing. In this brand-new series, we devote time to the words and phrases chefs hold near and dear to their sweaty, stressed out, crass little hearts.