Nosh Pit broke the news that 27-year-old restaurant Le Gourmand and neighboring cocktail boite Sambar will close June 2, prompting a flurry of bittersweet responses: “I feel like I was just told a dear friend got a new fantastic job in a foreign country,” wrote one commenter. Owners Bruce and Sara Naftaly plan to pen a cookbook and possibly open a bakery. Wear What When announced local heritage house Filson had hired buzzy New York designer Richard Chai. He’ll head up Filson’s creative department. Sauced reported that CenturyLink is now pouring SoDo-brewed suds from Two Beers Brewing Company. Meanwhile, Culture Fiend told us the city’s considering a summer concert series for Waterfront Park. Readers chimed in with musicians they’d like to see there, including local-concert-averse Dave Matthews. Guys, let’s see if we can get Dave to at least play Bumbershoot first.

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