Andy Tarlow, Restauranteur
On October 22, in conjunction with Land and Sea Dept. we invited Brooklyn-based restaurateur Andrew Tarlow (Diner, Marlow & Sons, Reynard, Wythe Hotel, and more) in to chat with Chicago-based entrepreneur Ed Marszewski (Maria’s Packaged Goods, Kimski, Marz Community Brewing, and more). Andrew was also joined by co-author Anna Dunn ( editor of Diner Journal, Tarlow’s quarterly culinary publication).
Largely credited with launching Brooklyn’s artisanal food movement, Tarlow has grown a restaurant empire on the simple idea that a meal can somehow be beautiful and ambitious, while also being unfussy and inviting. With this philosophy in mind, Tarlow wrote Dinner at the Long Table – a cookbook bursting with recipes for meals shared between family and friends. It’s already being heralded as one of the best cookbooks of the season.
In 1999, ANDREW TARLOW opened his first restaurant, Diner, which serves locally sourced, New American food inside a refurbished 1927 dining car in the industrial neighborhood of South Williamsburg, in Brooklyn. Marlow & Sons, a restaurant, oyster bar, and general store soon followed next door, functioning as a cafe by day and a raw bar and restaurant by night. Other culinary ventures include Marlow & Daughters, a butcher shop specializing in locally sourced grass-fed meat; and Roman’s in Fort Greene, an Italian-inspired restaurant. In 2012, Andrew and his partners opened the Wythe Hotel and its ground floor restaurant Reynard in a turn-of-the-century factory building in Williamsburg. He most recently opened Achilles Heel, a riverside watering hole in Greenpoint. He is publisher of Diner Journal, an independent magazine featuring original art, literature, and recipes. Tarlow grew up in New York and began his career as a painter and a bartender at the Odeon. He now lives in Fort Greene with his wife, designer Kate Huling, and their four children.