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Eat This New York (2004)

Unrated | | Documentary | 30 January 2004 (USA)
Two best friends from Minneapolis struggle to open a restaurant in the food capital of the world, as the city's legendary chefs and restaurateurs reflect on their lives in the business.

Writer:

Kate Novack

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Cast

Credited cast:
Daniel Boulud ... Himself
Rocco DiSpirito ... Himself
Sirio Maccioni Sirio Maccioni ... Himself
John McCormick John McCormick ... Himself
Keith McNally Keith McNally ... Himself
Danny Meyer Danny Meyer ... Himself
Drew Nieporent ... Himself
Bill Phelps Bill Phelps ... Himself
Ruth Reichl ... Herself
Jean-Georges Vongerichten ... Himself
Tim Zagat Tim Zagat ... Himself
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Two best friends from Minneapolis struggle to open a restaurant in the food capital of the world, as the city's legendary chefs and restaurateurs reflect on their lives in the business.

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Documentary

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 2004 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,847, 1 February 2004

Gross USA:

$24,640

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,640
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Compelling tale of culinary underdogs
11 June 2007 | by peterlohrnycSee all my reviews

The best film on the restaurant business I've seen.

The film goes behind the scenes to follow the dramatic struggle and eventual triumph of two friends who decide to open in the toughest restaurant city in the world. The director subtly weaves in hard facts and the perspective of New York and industry insiders (celebrity chefs, restaurateurs, critics) to help explain the real reasons why restaurants succeed or fail and always returns to the story of the underdogs trying to build a little restaurant of their own so that you can actually see for yourself. You root for the guys from the start. Funny, comprehensive, and great access. Very authentic yet optimistic view of NY and those who follow their passion. Worth it.


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