This week’s terrific New York Magazine profile of Balathazar/Pastis/Morandi impresario Keith McNally–which includes an account of his breakup with his once-upon-a-time partner in London’s Balthazar, the former garmento Richard Caring, reminded me of my 2015 Departures (R.I.P.) story on the food fight between Caring and his beloved rival Jeremy King, the creator of many of Caring’s properties as well as my favorite Brit brasserie, The Wolesely. McNally, then still tucked into bed with Caring, was uncharacteristically evasive when asked about their uneasy merger. He “responded to an interview request,” I reported, “with an e-mail reading, ‘Better I stay out of this.'” He’s got more to say now. “Never trust a man called Caring,” he tells Matthew Schneier. “Especially one with coiffured hair.”