New York City-native Nate Adler is the business-minded spirit behind Huertas — a Basque-inspired hideaway in Manhattan’s East Village. We caught up with him on transitioning from consulting to food, his musical tastes and the breakfast staple he makes himself.
Lifelong musician and current restaurateur Drew Parsons opened The Maiden late last year with his wife and co-owner Esti Parsons. We chatted with him about his musical background, the best part about working with his wife and the hangover meal he swears by.
Ever wanted to dine like an insider? Check out the top Boston spots from acclaimed chef Michael Scelfo, whose American restaurant, Alden & Harlow, was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2015. From great coffee to clam fritters, this local expert’s picks will help you discover some of the city’s most delicious dishes.
A devoted family man who cooks from the heart, Michael Scelfo is the chef and owner of Alden & Harlow in Boston. The beloved Harvard Square spot — a local favorite since it opened in January 2014 — has received numerous accolades and was a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation Awards in 2015. We caught up with Scelfo on the best and worst parts of running a restaurant, his typical breakfast and what’s always in his fridge.
Currently GM of David Chang’s ambitious restaurant Momofuku Ko, Su Wong Ruiz helms a team of some of the most experienced, creative spirits in NYC. They just so happen to be super talented chefs, servers and beverage pros. Most nights, she can be found warmly welcoming guests as they tuck into an unassuming entrance off a little known East Village side street — beginning an ultra-elegant, 15-course, two-and-a-half-hour dining experience they’ll likely never forget.
Currently Managing Partner, GM & Beverage Director of Huertas in NYC, Nate Adler spends most nights running the floor of his Spanish tapas hot spot. The Union Square Hospitality Group alum (he worked at Blue Smoke for almost three years) followed in famed restaurateur Danny Meyer’s steps late last year, implementing a no-tipping policy in December. We caught up with him on why he made the switch, how it’s been going and what he hopes it means for the future of hospitality.
Fabian Gallardo wanted to become a food photographer long before he ever put on his kitchen whites. Born and raised in Leon, Mexico, today he’s channeled that creative passion into the light, bright and brilliant flavors at LA’s Petty Cash Taqueria.
Never one to sit around and wait for things to happen, New Jersey native Kevin Sbraga overcame his camera-shy sensibilities to win Top Chef Season 7 in 2010, catapulting himself to reality-TV fame and setting the stage for his future restaurants to join the country’s coveted shortlist of must-dine destinations.
Though he graduated with a degree in English and political science, John Manion decided to abandon his burgeoning public relations career to pursue a love of cooking full-time, eventually turning a popular Brazilian pop-up into the successful Chicago restaurant, La Sirena Clandestina.
Dublin native Sara Jimenez has been GM of the ultra-popular East Village mainstay, Momofuku Ssäm Bar, for the last four years, helping to dish out Momofuku’s haute-meets-street food fare — including the savory-sweet pork belly buns that put Chef/Owner David Chang on New York’s culinary radar — to the hippest foodies and in-the-know diners south of 14th Street.