Ama was an interesting case for the Deathwatch Committee. Donatella Arpaia, who was a partner when the restaurant opened, generally gets things right. But then again, she's no longer affiliated with the restaurant. The combination of her departure and the venue's location (MacDougal St, SoHo), price point and its lack of local following equal, that's right, folks, a bunk bed at the Eater Hospice. OVER/UNDER: October
· Ama [NYT]
BONUS ARPAIAGE: Get a load of this.