Saturday, October 4, 2008

News that sucks

Posted By on Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 3:29 AM

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I'm sorry to report that Ryan Stewart has left the Glenwood, which we named the city's best gastropub in the "Best of Atlanta" recently.

Apparently, Stewart and the restaurant's owners could not agree about the quality cost of ingredients he customarily uses. Stewart (who, yes, is married to editor Besha Rodell) is a follower of the local/organic food movement. His special dinners at the Glenwood were unique in the city.

Coincidentally, I wrote about owner-chef differences in a recent post about Richard Blais' departure from Home. I'm guessing we're going to see more of these disputes as the economy worsens. I know few restaurants that aren't experiencing a noticeable drop in business.

Meanwhile, Angel Sutor has moved into the chef's job at the Glenwood. I first met Angel when she was the chef at the much-missed St. Agnes' Tea Garden years ago. As I recall, she's had her own go-rounds with restaurant owners over the years. So, someone make some popcorn and let's watch what happens.

I hope Stewart lands someplace soon and that Angel does well in her new position.

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