‘Top Chef’ Heartthrob to Cook on the Bowery?

Dressed for success.Photo: Patrick McMullen

On the agenda for tonights Community Board 2 meeting is a liquor-license application that a one Sam Talbot or Corp. to be formed has filed for 312314 Bowery, a recently renovated mixed-use building between Houston and Bleecker Streets, walking distance from the restaurant Daniel Boulud hopes to open at Avalon Chrystie Place II. It seems, in other words, that Top Chef also-ran Talbot has found a new project after moving on from Spitzers, his ill-fated partnership with Fat Baby owner Rob Shamlian (youll recall "Page Six" rumors that big-name restaurateurs lured him into a mystery project). Trouble is, a Bravo publicist tells us Talbot doesnt know anything about the Bowery application, and the other Sam Talbot, the beloved pushcart vendor, says he doesnt know anything about it either. Will the real Sam Talbot stand up at tonights meeting?

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