Dare we say it's a feud?
Chef Jose Garces and his onetime employer, Stephen Starr, went through a lot together... Alma de Cuba, followed by El Vez.
Now it appears that they're going through a lot together ... but not together: There's Garces' Mexican 2.0 establishment known as Distrito, there's Garces' plan to go into Letto Deli (which Starr considered), and now there's Starr's plan to open a Mexican restaurant less than two blocks from Garces' Tinto and Village Whiskey.
As usual, The Illadelph this morning eloquently and succinctly recaps this rivalry.
"ZING" is the conclusion.