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Table 8 and Comme Ça (SAH)

September 4, 2007 | 10:36 am

Govind_3Rumors have been aswirl lately about chef Govind Armstrong considering selling Table 8 because of slowing business. "It's definitely not true," Armstrong said on the phone last week from Nevis in the Caribbean. "It's unfortunate, but you know how bloggers are. They think they're in the know. It's the most annoying thing in the world."

Armstrong says that Table 8 is "so far from closing." The recent "Top Chef" judge says he's been spending three weeks out of the month in Los Angeles and one week in Miami or elsewhere. "L.A.'s home for me, and any time I'm in L.A., I'm at the restaurant."

On Friday night, not a lot of others were there -- the restaurant was less than half full at 9:30, but it was Labor Day weekend, and I'm blogging, so what do I know?

Myers Meanwhile, Sona chef David Myers says Comme Ça is set to open the last week of September or the first week of October. He says he's still tweaking the menu of "bistro classics -- steak frites, frisée lardon salad, onion soup." And yes, there's a cedilla under the "C" in Ça, so anyone who's been pronouncing it "Kum Ka" -- er, stop it. 

-- Betty Hallock

Photos by Stefano Paltera (Govind Armstrong, above) and Christine Cotter (David Myers, below)

Table 8, 7661 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 782-8258; Comme Ça, 8479 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles.