Savoir Faire

From Barfly To Owner, Joaquín Simó Comes Up

NYC barman opens his own joint. Here's the story.
Nov 14, 2012 4:01 pm
Joaquin Simo photo

Joaquín Simó might have been a professor. The academic-turned-American-Bartender-of-the-Year studied English and Religion in Boston, and has the looks of a well-heeled PhD student from the 1950s. Behind the bar at his new East Village venture Pouring Ribbons, Simó rocks a bow tie, tie clip and pressed shirt combo pretty expertly, but it’s clear he’s got more game than most fancy, green bartenders. But there is more to this story than sharp dressing.

Investigating The Faceless Voice Of The Ruth Bourdain Twitter Account

He (or she) lets us in on a few saucy secrets
Nov 7, 2012 12:01 pm

Take the craggy face and crude humor of Anthony Bourdain, and add the luscious mane and lyrical prose of Ruth Reichl. Out comes a queerly twisted, pork-obsessed character of Twitterspheric proportions — Ruth Bourdain.

A Young Turk Settles In: Life Lessons With London Chef Isaac McHale

How to turn a pop-up into a surging career
Oct 4, 2012 10:01 am

Over an (extended) evening of eating and boozing, London chef Isaac McHale discusses how to collaborate in the kitchen, what to pack for a pop-up and how to land a staging gig at Noma.

John Besh Is A Business, Man, Not A Businessman

A new series on the secrets to success
Sep 12, 2012 10:01 am

Welcome to our new series on how to make it, Savoir Faire, in which contributing writer Leslie Pariseau interviews the badasses of the biz on the secrets to success. First up, the always hospitable and dapper chef and restaurateur behind a growing legion of New Orleans restaurants, Mr. John Besh.

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