It’s the end of an era on the Lower East Side, where the slow march of gentrification is pushing out yet another business that helped make a once-seedy neighborhood the destination it is today. After an 11-year run, Wylie Dufresne‘s pioneering restaurant, wd~50, will close next month.
In the Time video above, Dufresne talks about how he considers his fellow wd~50 chefs family. He says,
This extended family’s esteem and affection for Dufresne was made evident in April this year, when 30 internationally-acclaimed chefs threw him a surprise dinner party to celebrate the eatery’s 11th anniversary.
— Virgilio Martinez (@VirgilioCentral) April 9, 2014
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