Meritage (20th and Lombard Streets) has hired Anne Elizabeth Coll, who was chef de cuisine at Susanna Foo on Walnut Street for nearly seven years before it closed last month. She previously cooked at Le Bec-Fin.

She officially starts July 14, says owner Michele DiPietro, who owns the bistro with Irene Landy. They have to hash out the menu, though the concept and pricing will be aimed at the neighborhood.

They're planning a short closure in August to expand the bar.