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Scarpetta Opening Date, Kris Morningstar Departs District, Famima Debuts at Union Station

BEVERLY HILLS Eater popped by Scarpetta inside the Montage today to shoot the breeze with chef Scott Conant and the space has come together quite nicely. Furniture is being unwrapped and assembled, the GORGEOUS kitchen is abuzz with activity (testing out dishes and such), get ready for an opening on October 25. [EaterWire]

HOLLYWOOD Chef Kris Morningstar (nice pic, btw) is on the move yet again. ChowBalla reports that Morningstar, who worked at the now shuttered Blue Velvet a few years back, has departed his most recent gig, controlling the kitchen at George Abou-Daoud's District and Mercantile. In his absence Kevin Napier, his "number one," claims the kitchen. [ChowBalla]

DOWNTOWN Famima!! the hodgepodge Japanese grab-and-go market debuted its Union Station location today. [Market Watch]

[Photo: LA2Day]