Rocco told us differently, but Jeffrey Chodorow now denies that he offered DiSpirito a gig. He tells the Feedbag it’s “completely untrue! As a matter of fact he texted me to warn me it was written in Grub.” That’s a shame, given these meatball-mad times. Elsewhere in the Chodoverse, Down by the Hipster notices that the Gansevoort Hotel’s patio, Garden of Ono, will reopen as Provocateur, helmed not by Chodorow but by the team behind the defunct Stereo, Mike Satsky and Brian Gefter. Renovation has started and a reservationist puts the opening date as end of August or early September.
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