I heard Chef Ludo Lefebvre was going to be at Akasha tonight via his Twitter account. I booked a reservation via OpenTable. At dinner, I saw Jonathan Gold, who I recognized from a food fair a year or so ago where he was a celebrity guest. After our meal, we met Chef Ludo, who we recognized from his stint on Top Chef and who I'd seen working in a food truck at a street food truck festival from a month or so ago. We chatted with him about the marathon he ran yesterday, which I'd heard about via, yes, his Twitter account.
Celebrity chefs, celebrity food critics. It's a story that only makes sense in this moment, this place.