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Grub Street reports that Top Chef winner Harold Dieterle will open his new restaurant, Perilla, in Greenwich Village at 9 Jones Street!!! any day now...

thanks Melissa for this!


footnote: Troy Division and i went out for a drink at Marion's a few months back when Harold walked in with Dave (eliminated from the top 3)!!!! i totally freaked out: when they went out for a smoke, i started waving at them frantically, and screamed like a raging fanatic through the window. thank god they couldn't hear me, but they were nice enough to wave back. Troy was utterly embarrassed, but equally excited. it was great to see that they still hang out!