Govind Armstrong Bringing His South Beach Magic North

Govind Armstrong, are you ready to cook in a real city now?Photo: Wireimage


Given that we have now exported Craft to L.A., its about time for L.A. to return the favor. That seems to be on the horizon: Word is that Govind Armstrong, the former Spago prodigy and current toast of South Beach, is planning to open a restaurant here in NYC. (Or so we hear from a source who is close to the Table 8 chef.) Armstrong, who began his career at 13 working for Wolfgang Puck, has told intimates that the space is all picked out and the deal almost done, but hes not giving a location until the lease is signed, and the restaurant itself is probably nearly a year away. Still, as the chef with the distinction of having prepared the only decent meal weve ever eaten in South Beach (not counting Wolfies, of course), we have to say that our city will be richer for having him.