in addition to the usual musicans/friends/family/etc, we've been collecting various chefs, restaurants and food-related myspace friends.
I'd just gotten an add acceptance from camille becerra, who was in top chef's third season and runs a cool brooklyn eatery, paloma. checking the website, I was stunned to read that they'd suffered a major fire, on election eve of all nights. read more here.
our hearts go out to camille and her staff. as we're trying to get this place ready for operation, it's easy to forget just how quickly it can all vanish.
and I'm now reminded to double-check the smoke alarms and fire extinguishers. as should you.