Restaurant News: Top Chef, Bad Karma, Fire & Ice Cream
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• Fire and ice cream is not a happy marriage, as the folks at Palm Beach's Sprinkles ice cream shop found out last weekend. A kitchen fire gutted the shop, which not only dishes everyone's favorite hot-weather treat but breakfast, lunch, and assorted retail items. Sprinkles expects to be again serving its ice cream, lauded as best in the county in 2003 by People magazine, by the time "season" gets underway later this year.
• Karma, they say, is a bitch. And some thieving doofus or doofuses is/are going to get bitch-slapped big time after stealing - -not once, but twice -- a giant Buddha's head from Saba restaurant in Boca Raton. Owner Zack Gardner, a native of Vietnam and practicing Buddhist, had a 150-pound, four-foot cement head stolen from in front of his restaurant July 13. When he heard about the theft, Nicolas Jacobsen, proprietor of Classic Chandeliers in West Palm Beach, donated a statue of the Buddha he'd picked up in China to the restaurant. Two weeks later, the 400-pound wooden statue was, you guessed, ripped off. No suspects in custody yet, but you can bet that getting busted is going to be the least of these nitwits' troubles.