3:58 p.m., Feb. 19
Thee Bungalow is no Moore, no more, no more
Yeah, after all these happy years, it's hit the road, Jack. A few years ago founder Ed Moore sold his Thee Bungalow to the Cohn Restaurant Group, thinking semi-retirement. (Instead, he's been turning his Third Corner wine bar into an empire, with a branch in the Lumberyard and a new one in Palm Springs). Until now, the Cohns maintained the original "intimate French restaurant" menu and ambiance with their own chef. But now, they're closing it down for extensive renovations, to be followed by reopening under a different name and with a trendy format of international grazing plates. Phillippe Beltran (ex-of Bleu Boheme, Vagabond, Voyeur, La Vache, and many others) is serving as a consultant, but the current chef will remain to execute the new menu..