Joe D sells Zest to Avenues Bistro owners

Linda Duerr

​Linda Duerr is out of a job — again. Thirteen months ago, the talented chef, who came to Kansas City to oversee the kitchen of Lidia’s Kansas City in the 1990s, was hired by Joe DiGiovanni, co-owner of Leawood’s Zest Restaurant. Duerr had been laid off earlier in 2009 from J.J.’s Restaurant, on the Plaza, when that restaurant’s owner, Jimmy Frantze, had to pare expenses due to the economy and the construction mess caused by the still-unfinished West Edge project across the street.

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