District, Epic, Harwood Arms, Square 1682, and Others Earn Rave Reviews

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* Chef Bruno Loubet is back in a big way in the UK with his Bistrot Bruno Loubet. [Financial Times]

* Authentic Argentinian cuisine is alive and well at Carlitos Gardel in Los Angeles. [Los Angeles Times]

* Newly opened in the City of Angels, S. Irene Virbila says don’t miss District. [Los Angeles Times]

* Chicago’s Epic lives up to its name, according to Phil Vettel. [Chicago Tribune]

* Bare Magazine recommends you gather up some friends and head over to Gather in Berkeley. [Bare Magazine]

* Giles Coren pays a satisfying visit to London’s first Michelin-starred gastropub Harwood Arms in London. [Times Online]

* Kith and Kin is  a win. [Chicago Tribune]

* The Mark by Jean-Georges hits it, according to Gael Greene. [Insatiable Critic]

* You’ll find big flavor in the small plates at Piccolo in Minneapolis, according to critic Rick Nelson. [Star-Tribune]

* Prasino gets praise for its potential from Phil Vettel. [Chicago Tribune]

* Baltimore’s Prime Steakhouse is just about perfect. [Baltimore Sun]

* There’s nothing square about the stylish Square 1682 in Philadelphia. [Philly.com]

Chef Watch: Scott Conant Heads North; Joey Campanaro Heads West; Charlie Palmer Refuses to Head to San Francisco, and More

* The Boston Herald spotlights local chefs Oscar Alvarez of Via Matta and Guillermo Machado of Lala Rokh along with Shelley Som, general manager of Beacon Hill Bistro, who have worked their way to the top at some of Boston’s top restaurants. [Boston Herald]

* José Andrés (The Bazaar by José Andrés, Zaytinya) talks about his diligent path to success. [Washington Post]

* Joey Campanaro, who has wowed downtown Manhattan diners at The Little Owl and Market Table as well as opening-any-minute and much-buzzed-about Kenmare, may be setting his sights westward. [Grub Street Los Angeles]

* Scott Conant (Faustina, Scarpetta) may bring his Miami and Meatpacking district masterpieces north to Toronto. [Eater]

* Executive Chef Joel Dennis has moved on from Adour Alain Ducasse. [Eater NY]

* It’s “Cribs: The Chefs Edition” as Florian Hugo, executive chef at Manhattan’s Brasserie Cognac (and great-great-great grandson of author Victor Hugo), shows off his family’s stylish Upper East Side digs. [New York Post]

* Christopher Kostow (The Restaurant at Meadowood) isn’t resting on his laurels, including the four stars from Michael Bauer or the two from the Michelin Guide. [Grub Street San Francisco]

* New York’s fabled Plaza Hotel is getting a new chef in the way of Willis Loughhead (formerly of Country) to oversee its soon-to-reopen restaurant Palm Court. [Eater NY]

* Charlie Palmer (Charlie Palmer at The Joule) enjoys San Francisco entirely too much to open a restaurant there. [Grub Street San Francisco]

* Like the kitchens featured on “Kitchen Nightmares,” Gordon Ramsay (Gordon Ramsay) has gotten a bit of a nip/tuck. [Grub Street Los Angeles]

* Buddakan NY executive chef Lon Symensma is leaving his post to do hands-on culinary research in Southeast Asia. Nice work if you can get it! [Eater NY]