Editor who resigned over “killing vegans” immediately gets new, high-profile job
William Sitwell has recovered from the row over his “killing vegans” remark to land a new column at the Telegraph magazine. Sitwell had left his role at Waitrose Food after an unprofessional, aggressive email sent to journalist Selene Nelson, that was then published by Buzzfeed News. Sitwell’s first review, predictably, will be of a vegan restaurant. Sitwell will replace Michael Deacon, whose restaurant column frequently came under fire for appearing to revel in ignorant attitudes to food.
Popular Bulgarian restaurant chain will open first London site...
Happy Bar and Grill will take the former TGI Fridays site on Coventry Street near Piccadilly Circus.
... And it could be joined by German salad
Salaid, a German chopped salad chain in the vein of Chop’d, is looking at a London franchising operation. [MCA Insight/Paywall]
Riverside pasta specialists announce second restaurant
Emilia’s Crafted Pasta will open February 2019 at 77 Alie Street in Aldgate, following the fresh pasta formula that has won it acclaim and since taken over a considerable swathe of London casual dining.