On today's episode of All in the Industry®, Shari Bayer's guests are Roni Mazumdar and Chef Chintan Pandya, co-owners of Unapologetic Foods, an award-winning restaurant group that is out to redefine Indian food. Their restaurants and food brands, including Dhamaka, Semma, Adda, Masalawala & Sons, Kebabwala and Rowdy Rooster, and Biryani Bol and Aerobanquets concepts, have set the New York City scene on fire. Their accolades include for Adda, Food & Wine Magazine’s "Top Ten Best New Restaurants 2019," Eater National's "Best New Restaurants 2019”, Bon Appetit's "Top 50 Best New Restaurants of 2019," and for Dhamaka, Chintan won the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef New York State, the first win in this category for an Indian chef. Dhamaka was also named the #1 restaurant of the year by The New York Times, Esquire Magazine, and one of the top 50 restaurants in the country by The New York Times. And Semma was named in Bon Appetit’s Top Ten New Restaurants of 2022 and earned a Michelin star. Today's show also features Shari's PR tip to be unapologetically you; Industry News Discussion on favorite restaurant reservation apps; and Shari's Solo Dining experience at legendary seafood eatery Swan Oyster Depot in San Francisco.
Photo Courtesy of Chintan Pandya and Roni Mazumdar.
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