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YOUNTVILLE—Important notes from the Richard Reddington front: "Beginning Monday, Redd Restaurant will be closed for lunch Monday through Thursday during the winter but will continue lunch service on Fridays and Saturdays and brunch on Sundays. It will also start remodeling its patio in January. It will take about two months to complete." [NVR, fourth item]
SOMA—The Chron has a nice Q&A with the three guys behind Terroir and how they've succeeded in a saturated wine bar market with their natural wines. One way is to appeal to the industry crowd: "Our clientele goes from Alice Waters to Daniel Patterson - the chefs, servers, they like us. A lot of our customers get to know each other. The serious wine lovers, the geeks, they all hang around. It's a little community." [Chron]
PADMA'S UNIVERSE—Padma is back in the gossip pages, coincidentally just in time for the Top Chef premiere. Wondering if it's all part of her contract: "Lakshmi...has been linked with a growing list of money-men since she split last year from...Salman Rushdie. She dated billionaire (and permanent bachelor) Ted Forstmann...she was seen canoodling with Russell Simmons...Lakshmi was seen last week...'grinding on the dance floor with some tall, young guy with a shaved head.'" [NYP via Eater NY]