From VarmintBites, a restaurant industry blog, we learn that the chef’s gone at The Mint, Raleigh’s city-subsidized restaurant in the city-owned office building on Fayetteville Street; so, too, the operations manager and the pastry chef. picked up on it — that’s where we saw it. Last month, NR was speculatin’ that The Mint was maybe heading for the rocks in the current disaster downturn. Not so, the owners told the Indy.