Vongerichten May Deep-Six 66, Serve Sushi and Soba Instead

Things look fine from down here in the gutter.Photo: Getty Images

Is 66, Jean-Georges Vongerichtens underperforming Chinese-themed outpost, closing? A restaurant consultant moving in international circles (whom we communicate with via self-destructing personal digital assistants) informs us that the superchef intends on partnering with a Japanese restaurant firm and executing a sushi-and-soba concept in the space. Vongerichten, meanwhile, tells us the story is just a rumor, and that hes in fact considering a sushi-soba restaurant at another location. (Of course, closing announcements generally arent made until the last minute theyre bad for business, and the staff needs to be told first.) Either way, were now craving Japanese.