On today's episode of All in the Industry®, Shari Bayer's guests are Chef-Owner Chris Cipollone and Owner-Operator John Winterman of Francie, a neighborhood brasserie in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and the first independent collaboration between the two, which opened in December 2020.  Chris was formerly the Executive Chef at the Michelin-starred Piora in NYC, a uniquely modern American restaurant with Italian, French, and Korean influences, which earned two stars from the New York Times. Prior, he was the Executive Chef of Michael Tusk’s Cotogna in San Francisco, one of the most highly rated and longtime staple restaurants in the city. John was the managing partner at the James Beard Award-winning Michelin-starred Batard, and built his expertise of +20 years of restaurant management and hospitality at celebrated restaurants such as Charlie Trotter, Gary Danko, and Restaurant Daniel. Prior to Batard, he was the Maître d'hôtel at Restaurant Daniel and Café Boulud. Today's show also features Shari's PR tip to stay the course; Speed Round; Industry News discussion on the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC) with a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT about All in the Industry's new merch, including All in the Industry hats & totes, and H.O.S.T. notebooks & pens. Through May 31, 2021, 100% of the proceeds from the hat sales (less shipping/handling) will be donated to the IRC to help with their continued efforts. *Go to allintheindustry.com/merch to get your AITI swag today!* And, we close out the show with Shari's Solo Dining takeout experience at Dale Talde's Goosefeather at The King Mansion at the Tarrytown House Estate, Tarrytown.

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Chris Cipollone and John Winterman

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