As young chefs who spend so much time in the kitchen, how are you able to take a step back and source new inspiration?
Mike: That is one thing that we really like to do together. We're both working all the time, but lately, we've made more of an effort to go out together. Normally, I'll just eat tacos, Five Guys, or from a Schwarma cart or something, but if we both have the same day off, we'll go out together. We've recently been to Taro, Gramercy Tavern and The Modern, where John used to work - places where we'll leave feeling inspired. But with the two of us together at a restaurant, we'll just tear the meal apart, hahaha!
John: It's not like we are angry about it - we're just analyzing it. How could the dish be better? What would we do differently?