How does an antique shop turn into a classic New York City restaurant? This week on The Morning After, Jessie Kiefer is joined by guest co-host Julia Turshen. Listeners may remember Julia from a few episodes back as the co-author of It’s All Good. Owner Donna Lennard and Chef Joel Hough of il Buco are in the studio talking about the twenty year history of the restaurant. Hear about the restaurant’s beginnings as a tapas bar and antique store, and how the institution expanded with il Buco Alimentari. How did the New York Times review affect business? Hear about Joel’s sourcing methods, and why he’s an early bird at NYC’s Greenmarkets. What happens when Chardonnay’s caters a baby shower? Find out all of this and more on this week’s episode of The Morning After! Thanks to our sponsor, Bonnie Plants. Also, thanks to Obey City for today’s music.
“When we walked into that space, there was a magic about it; it had it’s own energy. And the space really guided us.” [19:45]
— Donna Lennard on The Morning After