By the end of this weekend it'll be all over for the original West Hollywood site of Spago, the once-trendy eatery popularized by California chef Wolfgang Puck. The Beverly Hills version took away the luster -- and celebrity clientele -- from Puck's first famous kitchen, which opened just above the Sunset Strip in 1982 and gained notoriety for being the annual site of late agent Irving "Swifty" Lazar's A-list Oscar-night parties. (Lazar died in 1993, along with his party.) "One Spago (in L.A.) is enough," Puck is quoted as saying in Friday's Variety. "And one wife is enough," Barbara Lazaroff, the chef's missus, interjected. Even with his original restaurant gone, don't cry for Puck. Besides his 10 other restaurants, he's built a food empire. Just check your local supermarket's frozen-food display case.
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