saps wrote:I could suggest a couple of names for his restaurant. How about "Jackass" or "Swollenhead"?
Unlike most other celebrity chefs, CT has not been very successful in growing the brand. This might not be such a disappointing failure for diners. Think Molto Mario, Bobby Flay, or Jean-Georges.
CT works best when he is focused on his home turf, which is still deservedly one of the best restaurants in America. Chefs like Trotter have all of these money men making pitches, and what do they know ... It sounds like easy money.