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Under Pressure

2009_12_tjsmall.jpgAnother day, another helping of fightin' words from the still-going Chez TJ/Bruno Chemel feud. As Chemel prepares to roll out his 22-seat Baume with four ex-staffers from TJ next week (key quote: "It's my turn to showcase what I can do"), let's just say that Chez TJ owner George Aviet is putting the public pressure on his new chef Scott Nishiyama. From the Merc: "And one star simply won't do, owner Aviet said ... 'We've been sitting on one star. We need to move on,' he reiterated Tuesday." [Merc]

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