Meet The Columbia Graduate Who Ran NYC’s Hottest Restaurant From His Freshman Dorm [NFFNM]

Meet The Columbia Graduate Who Ran NYC’s Hottest Restaurant From His Freshman Dorm [NFFNM]


This is one of the many
apartments that I’ve been kicked
out of, in living in New York. This is the dorm that I was
living in, at the start of my
last year of college. I started a restaurant here, a
supper club called Pith. I was cooking super low-key
food, shared among friends and
guests, everyone chipping in for the cost. Let’s see how far we
can get inside. What’s up, my man? I’m shooting a webseries here
about my cooking that I used to
do here. Can we just go down there for a
sec? There’s a reason why I carry my
Columbia ID with me, and it is not just to get into
the Whitney for free. It’s also
because… We’re about to get tased if I
cross this line. So, the school newspaper writes
an article about this supper
club that I’m running. And then, all of a sudden, the
New York Post writes this
inflammatory article, and then all of a sudden,
everyone’s writing these
articles. I’ve got a huge ass wait list,
and then then shit was just like
hit the fan. -My next guest is a student at
Columbia University who runs one
of New York’s hottest restaurants — which is his dorm room. Please
welcome Jonah Reider. -We’re in the belly of the
beast, the President’s quarters, and now we’re really going to
try to sneak into the Trustee’s
room and do a big line of meth. -Hi!
-How’s it going? -May I help you?
-I’d love to sample a Trustee’s
snack. -There’s some food over here if
you want a snack. -I don’t want that snacks, I
want the snacks in the Trustee’s
room. -Ready for this? I’m a Columbia student, we‘re
making a Columbia film. I think
I even can get swiped in from right here… Did that…? -We are approaching getting
kicked out by the university. Do you eat tomatoes?
-Yeah, I guess so.
Let’s eat one. Do you eat hot peppers a lot?
-I love them and I grow them on
top of my roof. You grow them on top of your
roof ? Don’t tell the camera,
you can get arrested for that. -I could! Don’t put it back! Peaches, like a baby’s butt. I want to make a galette today,
which is the O.G. pie — super
simple. The thing that makes a galette
extra delicious is having the
next level fruit on there. Anybody can make a galette,
they’re really easy and they
taste great. But, ultimately, your galette is
only going to be as good as your
fruit is. When I pop this m*therf*cker in
the oven, it is going to get so
flaky, so crispy, so juicy and jammy — nothing like it, pure summer
deliciousness. What’s going on, man? You live
in Broadway? Classic Columbia students:
always rushing, very persistent,
achieving success everywhere.

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