It spread like wildfire, on blogs, on Twitter: Jose Andres is opening a restaurant in New York!! Or...is he?
Not so much.
The original article, published by USA Today, reports that SLS Hotels will be opening a boutique hotel in Manhattan's Nomad neighborhood. The article notes that SLS's hotels in L.A. and Miami have Bazaar restaurants in them lead by Andres, but very clearly states "The SLS hotels in L.A. and Miami have Bazaar restaurants featuring celebrity chef Jose Andres' unique version of tapas and creative drinks, but it's not clear if that will be part of the New York hotel." (Emphasis ours.)
So much for close reading. The Braiser, a New York based chef news and gossip blog, reported "Jose Andres To Open First New York Restaurant At SLS Hotel," citing the USA Today story as confirmation. Eater New York also posted a story proclaiming that Andres was opening in New York (the post has since been updated, but not before Andres tweeted at Eater that he was still in negotiations with the hotel and nothing was finalized.
Ah, the internet. Where someone can misread an article, write a whole story based on the misinformation, set off a string of other stories based on their wrong story, and probably influence the story they're reporting on in the process.