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Chef Shuffle: PL8 Loses Whitestone, Hires Christy as Executive Chef

Chef Brandon Whitestone has been replaced by Joel Christy at PL8, the restaurant formerly known as Himmarshee Bar & Grille owned by Dave Nicholas. Christy has served stints at Louie Louie and Max's Grill.

PL8 is no stranger to change, having transformed from Himmarshee Bar and

Grille in September. Former executive chef of Chef Allen's in Aventura,

Whitestone had been hired by Nicholas in May as part of his plans to

overhaul PL8 from a neighborhood place to a chef-driven small-plates


The chef swap occurred the end of last month. With Christy off today and Nicholas in this afternoon, we'll report in the coming day on the hows and whys of the change as well as what's next.

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