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bluedog67 Oct 10, 2008 11:20 AM

I heard that Johnny Zhu has left. Does anyone know where he went? Who took over? If Shannon is cooking it will still be great, but that can't last forever.

  1. Square Business Oct 13, 2008 11:20 AM

    Leslie Kelly just wrote something in the P.I. about Veil last week:

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/food/38...

    Chef-owner Shannon Galusha...has been thinking about trying some new strategies, even perhaps rebranding Veil, "becoming a little more lowbrow." But he's in a wait-and-see mode: "I'm not really in a position to make knee-jerk reactions."

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      little ms foodie Oct 14, 2008 06:30 PM

      just read on another site that Veil is closing...

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        babette feasts Oct 15, 2008 04:22 AM

        Leslie Kelly reports the impending closure:
        http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/food/38...

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          jchase1 Oct 15, 2008 08:30 AM

          That's too bad. I've really been enjoying their brunch lately. I wish Shannon and his team the best.

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            bluedog67 Oct 15, 2008 09:52 AM

            so very sad. with veil and mistral gone, the upscale list gets shorter.

            Has anyone heard where Johnny Zhu went?

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              karen2006 Oct 15, 2008 01:13 PM

              I thought that William Belickis is working on a new project. I hope he keeps a fine dining area within this new place.

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                bluedog67 Oct 15, 2008 01:23 PM

                I heard that his new place will have mutiple styles of dining within one establishment. Like a pub in one corner and white tablecloths in another. That was awhile ago, so maybe he has changed plans ....have you heard anything about timing?

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        staffstuff Oct 15, 2008 02:12 PM

        SO sorry to hear of VEIL closing.I've enjoyed Shannon Galusha's food there and when he was at the Grand Hyatt....very talented man....hopefully he'll find another venue soon to share his culinary talents here with us in Seattle.

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