What does it take to open a restaurant? This week on Snacky Tunes, Greg and Darin Bresnitz are joined in the studio by Thomas Carter and Ignacio Mattos. Thomas and chef Ignacio are in the process of opening a new restaurant on Houston Street called Estela that aims to focus on casual yet high-end food. Find out how the two met, and how they compose their menu and wine list. Find out why Thomas and Ignacio are adamant about homemade, refreshing cuisine. Tippy Toes joins the crew in the studio to play some live tracks and talk about their roots in jazz and improvisation. Learn some of the rules of dance music, and where Tippy Toes eats lunch together. Thanks to our sponsor, Tekserve.

“We wanted to make food that you eat on your day off- food that you’d want to eat three times a week… We wanted to use the best ingredients, and that’s sometimes difficult because we don’t want to make it too expensive.” [13:00]

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