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On-Demand Video: Lopate and Locavores' Opening a Restaurant in New York City

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

In any given year, about a thousand restaurants will open in New York City. Only 20 percent will still be around five years later, and just a few will be able to score a great review in the Times, boast a steady crowd, or gather enough support to expand.

In the second installment of this year's Lopate and Locavores food series, WNYC host Leonard Lopate invited restaurateurs behind some of the city's hottest spots to compare notes on their success secrets and talk about what it's like to battle to the top in a seriously competitive business.  

The event, which took place live in The Greene Space October 22, 2013, featured Eddie Huang (Baohaus), Ed Schoenfeld (Red Farm), Sohui Kim (The Good Fork) and Brandon Hoy (Roberta's). They talked about the challenges of financing a restaurant, shared opinions on the best locations and told stories about ups and downs of the first year in business. The conversation wrapped with Schoenfeld showing the audience how to make dim sum. 

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Comments [2]

C Kelly Wright from Harlem, NY, USA

This was just wonderful to take in. There is a restaurant in my son and daughter's future so I thought it would be very insightful and inspirational and it was both. Thank you Greene Space for your thoughtful programming.

Oct. 24 2013 02:34 PM
Jean Mensing from New York City

Would love to have an APP that lists the MOST Quiet restaurants or lists restaurants from quietest to noisiest.

Oct. 24 2013 09:10 AM

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