Koren Grieveson has left Avec for parts unknown, says Eater.

Tony Hu’s inexorable conquest of Chinatown—and beyond—abides. Kevin Pang reports the opening of Lao Mala in the Lure Izakaya space. And then Dish goes and says he’s opening another Lao Sze Chuan in Uptown in the former Marigold space.

More food-related shockers after the jump: