Don Bauder 6:30 p.m., May 22
Donovan's Downtown Gets Fishy with Hot New Chef
The Gaslamp branch of Donovan's is not just another steakhouse -- it's now Donovan's Prime Seafood (at 333 Fifth Avenue, 619-906-4850.) And their new executive chef is Kemar Durfield, most recently Chef de Cuisine at Addison.
Before that, he worked at an impressive array of restaurants, under such luminaries as Michael Mina and Jimmy Boyce, and was recently inducted by Thomas Keller into the Relais & Chateaux organization of distinguished chefs. Hey, the guy must have some chops! (But not mutton chops -- although even the seafood-centered downtown Donovan's does offer a selection of Prime meats for those who demand red meat at every dinner.)