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Jimbo’s Place Founder Passes Away, and More Morning Intel

Mini news bites for the morning

Jimbo’s as it once was
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James “Jimbo” Luznar passed away on Wednesday evening, according to reports. The founder of Jimbo’s Place, which closed in 2012, was 89. A public memorial, or more of a party, in honor of Jimbo’s rather storied life will be held at Gramps in Wynwood on Sunday, July 17, from noon to 10 p.m. [Miami New Times]

Guest Dinners

Verde is getting in the sharing spirit this summer with a guest chef series. First up is Michel Pirolo of Macchialina on July 7, followed by Aaron Brooks on August 4 and Niven Patel on September 1.

Grill With The Master

If you really want to step up your grilling game a few notches, head to Faena’s Masterclass with Los Fuegos chef Francis Mallmann, who is teaching interactive grilling classes on July 16th and August 20th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snag your spot here.

You Thought Your Job Was Tough

Eater put fitness trackers on food runners at two top NYC restaurants. Here are the results. [E]