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EaterWire: Changes at Grub, Japanese Curry in the Richmond, More Vita Details!

THE MISSIONIsaac Mogannam opened up Phat Philly a few weeks back, and now we're hearing that he's decided to concentrate on that project. He's no longer co-developing those three other projects (Grub, Zaytoon and Booth), instead leaving them to their owner. No word on how the move will affect the three still-unfinished projects, which have been behind plywood for roughly three Olympiads (official Eater Estimate). [EaterWire]

THE RICHMOND—The RD Blog reports that Sushi Bang on Geary & 19th is becoming Volcano, and will make the move from sushi to Japanese curry. [RDB]

YOUNTVILLE—Since the original announcement way back in summer '08, things have been relatively quiet surrounding French Laundry alum Laura Cunningham's Vita. Fortunately, the Cork Board brings forth a few more details regarding the remodel plan, which includes a pizza oven, pizza bar (!) and 130-seat dining room. The city council reviews it in a fortnight. [CB]

TELEVISION—The first trailer for Marco Pierre White's new restaurant-themed reality show Chopping Block aired last night on NBC, and let's just say it's a tad dramatic: "I think they herd like sheep...I don't like sheep, unless I'm eating it...They do not know hard it's gonna to be." [EMD via ENY]

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