Sep 3, 2014
According to Bon Appetit, Andrew Tarlow invented Brooklyn, and you don't want to argue with Bon Appetit: some enemies you do not need. It's true that with the restaurants Diner, Marlow and Sons, and Roman's, among his many enterprises, he is a titan of Brooklyn food. Yet what drew me to him was not the cuisine - although it is delicious - or his savvy thinking about local sourcing, but his sense of sociability as an essential element of urban life. We spoke on stage at the Brooklyn Historical Society.