Bastide: Hurry up and wait!
There's still no one answering the phone at Bastide. "Tomorrow the phone will be up," the restaurant's publicist, Joan Luther, assures us. It seems the restaurant management can't get the phone people to come in and change the mechanism until this afternoon. So why won't the phone be working then? Owner Joe Pytka, says Luther, "wants a certain woman's voice on the outgoing message, and she's not available until tomorrow." Luther guesses the lines will be open by 2 p.m.
-- Leslie Brenner