On the premiere episode of The Line, host Eli Sussman is joined in the studio by Zahra Tangorra, former head chef/owner of Brucie, which was a Cobble Hill destination from 2010 until closing its doors this past February. Tune in to hear her discuss growing up in her parents’ specialty food and catering shop on the North Shore of Long Island (the Lovin’ Oven), the miracle that led to her becoming a professional chef, and the challenges of running a successful restaurant for five years.

Currently, Zahra is focusing her creative energies on High Five Girl, a feminist lifestyle blog, as well as an in-demand restaurant consulting and catering team.


“Restaurants are just really important. They mean a lot to people for different reasons…and they also become part of people’s stories, so I wanted to make sure that we were giving them a good story.”