Carla Hall on Six Lessons Learned From Her Failed NYC Restaurant


Runway model-turned-caterer-turned-TV star Carla Hall has become a household name, thanks to a stint on season five of Top Chef and her work on The Chew, the Emmy Award-winning culinary variety show on ABC she hosts alongside Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Clinton Kelly.

But as Hall found out the hard way, fame doesn’t necessarily lead to success in the restaurant business. “Everyone assumed that my first restaurant’s success was a foregone conclusion,” Hall said recently on stage at Nation’s Restaurant’s News MUFSO conference.

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Acclaimed Japanese Offal Chef Takashi Inoue Dies at 40


Takashi Inoue, the chef behind the namesake Japanese grill spot in te West Village, died last Wednesday after a long respiratory illness, according to the restaurant’s Instagram account. He was 40 years old.

“At his passing, he was surrounded by his family and close friends at New York Presbyterian Hospital,” according to the post. The Hudson Street restaurant will remain open, according to Grub Street, which first reported on Takashi’s death.

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