Chez Panisse starts reconstruction after devastating fire

Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Calif., will soon start reconstruction of its porch, which was destroyed in a fire on March 8, with hopes of restoring the outdoor area the restaurant was known for. "[The porch] will be like a temple at the top, and it'll be way more beautiful and interesting and just as charming," said builder Gene DeSmidt. "We're having to interview all the old hippie woodworkers who did the original work, and that is taking some time. We're putting woodworking teams together."

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