2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Is New York Still the Most Influential Food City?

Saturday, March 12
11:00AM - 12:00PM

The Driskill
The Driskill Ballroom
604 Brazos St

Over the last ten years, food has become a national obsession. Across the US, more restaurants are opening, and in the most unexpected of places. Last year, 82 New York City restaurants closed, according to the state’s restaurant association. With such high competition, you have to wonder if the gamble is worth it. Many chefs are eager to trade in NYC buzz and for a restaurant of their own in a city where competition is lower and appreciation is higher. With so many chefs leaving NYC, we have to wonder: Is NYC still the epicenter of it all and how is recognition and buzz shifting? From NYC restaurateur powerhouses, to mom and pop shop owners, we will discuss the restaurant landscape.

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Andrew Knowlton

Deputy Editor

Bon Appetit

Andrew Knowlton is the Deputy Editor of Bon Appétit magazine, where he writes features and monthly columns for both the magazine and the website. His blog, The BA Foodist, was nominated for a 2009 ...

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