Gabrielle Hamilton Partnering with Ken Friedman


Too soon? I feel like he needs to suffer more. Why not just buy him out?NYTimes Article


My NYT monthly free allotment is used up. But I wish a woman hadn’t done this.


This article is just as good:

More here:

Not bored yet? (This is actually the first article in what seems to be an open-ended series.)


Thanks. I did occur to me that there would certainly be other sources. I was distracted :slight_smile: I’ve only read the first one so far and I think it’s rather bold here:

"“You have your heroic José Andrés going into the eye of the natural disaster, and in us, I think you have two highly qualified and capable women going into the ground zero of the man-made disaster to start to help out.”

I’ll read the rest and see if I mellow.

ETA: I still wish it weren’t women.


In my perfect world, Hamilton takes over and boots Friedman, the staff get to keep their jobs, and everyone can dine at both Prune and The Spotted Pig with a clear(ish) conscience. In the world we actually inhabit, Hamilton cashes in, suggests that by doing so she’s actually making the world a better place, and compels me to reveal that the only thing I remember about eating at Prune - not long after it opened - is that there were ants. (Not in the food, on the wall, but still.)


I like your perfect world. Certainly almost no details. It still galls me re the Jose’ Andres comparison.


Buying Friedman out would probably be a better deal for him financially.


They may not have the money.


They could probably line up investors, but why should Friedman profit from his bad behavior?


Oh, robert, I totally agree. I was just answering your question. I hope he rots, dead, in hell…'cept I don’t believe in hell.


Yes. I would like to see it sold at a fire sale. At first, I thought I hope Gabrielle gets 90% of the profit. Then I thought, why should he even get 10%?!