"JOE's in Venice might as well be called Joe's Halfway House, with all the chefs between gigs who end up working at the Michelin-starred Cal-French restaurant.
The list of who's temporarily parked here includes the Waffle's Scooter Kanfer-Cartmill (when Naya closed), Fraîche's Jason Travi (between Granita and Spago), Josef Centeno (before Aubergine and Meson G), Josiah Citrin (after leaving JiRaffe to open Mélisse) and Trey Foshee of Georges at the Cove in La Jolla (between L'Orangerie and Röckenwagner)."
I think this is a great idea. I wish someone in KC would create a "concept" restaurant that does this full-time. Maybe you should start it up? Call me when your doors open.