A quick update on the Joe Pytka front. Bastide, which the restaurateur is in the process of re-opening after a year-long hiatus, is set to open December 1st, according to Pytka's assistant, Tara Fitzpatrick. The kitchen is coming together under chef Joseph Mahon, and pastry chefs are being interviewed this week. We do not, sadly, have any behind-the-scenes footage of what's currently going on at Bastide. So, in lieu of watching Pytka directing a group of pastry chefs, we give you Pytka directing his famous Clydesdales. After all, Super Bowl XLIV is only 2 1/2 months away.

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