The Chicago Reader ran some unfortunate news on Thursday, bringing word that Nella Grassano of Chicago's Nella Pizzeria Napoletana is no longer with her eponymous pizzeria:
"She's currently not the head chef or anything," said the gentleman who answered the phone at Francesca's Corporate (who declined to give his name). "We're not gonna get into it. She's still involved. She still has her partnership, but she's not cooking currently."
The Grassano family side, according to the Reader, is that she was forced out unexpectedly. [via Dan Zemans]