Just one week after unveiling the newer, more contemporary Bistro on Lincoln Park (2391 W. 11th St., 216-862-2969), chef Pete Joyce is out of a job at the restaurant he helped launch two and a half years ago.
"I had a difference of opinion with my partner, Andrew Harding," explains Joyce. "We decided to part ways."
Joyce describes his outgoing position as one of "sweat equity partner," whereby he provided talent and labor in lieu of financial contribution, a common arrangement in restaurants.
Cory Hess, on-and-off sous chef since opening day, will be promoted to the executive chef position.
As for Joyce: "I'd really like to do my own thing again," he says. "And next time," he adds, "I'm going casual."