1998 Food & Wine Best New Chef and Friend of The Buzz Katy Sparks has agreed to join Comix, an in-the-works comedy club coming soon to a Meatpacking District near you. Though neither Katy nor Comix has provided an official confirmation of the news, this story has been quietly percolating for several weeks now.
There is, for example, the job listing that appeared on the FCI jobs board:
Chef-CateringNo word yet on menus, opening particulars, or the specific terms of the deal that sent Sparks' soul straight to the MePa devil.
NYC restaurant/catering group, under the culinary leadership of award-winning Chef Katy Sparks, is looking for an ambitious and talented Chef to join this growing team. The company is committed to using only the highest quality ingredients in season, and they have recently purchased a farm upstate to supply the company with the freshest fruits and vegetables. The Chef would be part of a brand new comedy club setting featuring high-end regional American cuisine. This venue is in construction and is located in downtown Manhattan with a large, well-designed kitchen capable of creating high- end food at high volume. It is anticipated that the club will serve up to 300 covers a night , 7 nights a week, with additional private parties and catering.
· Intelligencer: Funny Business [NYM]