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Another Restaurant Remodel-Shutdown Fakeout: Bastide is Totally Closing
Food trends of note: Cupcakes, food trucks, food truck backlash, nose-to-tail butchery...and pretending to close for remodeling when you're really closing down for good. The latest local restaurant to qualify under the latter: West Hollywood's Bastide. Eater confirms that it's not a new decor that has the contemporary French courtyard restaurant under lock-and-key.Bastide has long had a rep for being home to the revolving kitchen door. In, and swiftly out, have come and gone some major names in the local fine dining scene, including Alain Giraud, Ludo Lefevbre, Walter Manzke, and Joseph Mahon. Most recently, Bastide named longtime Lefevbre sous Sydney Hunter as Executive Chef.
After nine year, owner Joe Pytka is finally throwing in the towel at Bastide, citing a rent raised to the point of being simply unaffordable.
Earlier this month, 8 Oz. Burger Bar also put diners and foodbloggers through their remodel-fakeout-shuttering paces.