Yesterday, the Post's estimable Braden Keil reported that celebuchef Rocco DiSpirito plans to open a new restaurant in the former Anju space at 36 East 20th Street, just two blocks down from the Rocco's we once knew (and the Caviar & Banana we know now). Eater, on the other hand, hears word from the inside that it just ain't so.
That RoDi, never one to shy from the spotlight, has issued Eater a flat-out denial certainly thickens the plot. Then again, maybe our boy has learned his lesson and is taking a slightly quieter approach as he tries again.
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