Ramsay Starts Brunch, Niman Wants Chickens Everywhere, Wolfgang on Nightline

WEST HOLLYWOOD—The Gordon Ramsay-less Gordon Ramsay at the London has introduced a weekend brunch and a mid-week “Wine & Dine” tasting menu. The Wine & Dine menu is a four-course, $58 affair and includes a glass of wine. [EaterWire]

SLOW FOOD NATION—Inspired by news of the Victory Garden, now Bill Niman is calling for chickens at the White House: "The idea may sound far fetched, but is it, really? At the dawn of the 20th century, chickens were literally everywhere ... Like vegetable gardening, tending a chicken flock can produce the freshest, tastiest food available." Also everywhere at the dawn of the 20th century? Typhoid and steamboats. [The Atlantic]

WEST HOLLYWOOD—Per Zagat, RH has quite the happy hour freebies: "From 5–7 PM each day the French-American in the Andaz is offering complimentary bar nibbles from chef Sebastien Archambault to go with the restaurant's extensive drink menu. Bites on hand include prosciutto with ciabatta, roasted forest mushroom tart, shrimp ceviche, homemade foie gras crostini and roasted eggplant." [Zagat]

TELEVISION—LA's original celebrity chef, Wolfgang Puck, will be on Nightline this Friday night, discussing the whole celebrity chef phenomenon. Bobby Flay, Tom Colicchio, Lidia Bastianich, and Gordon Ramsay will also make cameos. [SE]

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