Susanna Foo has opened a stand in the Lancaster County Farmer's Market in Wayne, selling dumplings and such Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Shundeez, the Perisian BYOB in the old Roller's restaurant space at the upper end of Chestnut Hill, has closed after five years. Owner Maurice Lavasani blames the economy but says he will return to selling to-go at the Chestnut Hill Farmer's Market about Oct. 1.
Chip Roman, chef/owner of Blackfish in Conshohocken, just wrapped two weeks of work in the kitchen at the French Laundry in Yountville, Calif., as a learning experience. He also is scheduled to put in time at Le Bernardin in the next few months to study under Eric Ripert. Roman also has an Oct. 18 date at the James Beard House; here's the menu.