On a Monday the crew came to set up for the show. On Tuesday it was time to meet Willie, the star of the show and owner of 4 steakhouse in NY. The directors, camera men, sound guys etc. (from here on known as "The Crew") told me they were going to shoot the meeting at Chris's Landing, just over the bridge. I suggested the Molly which had a much better view...nope they wanted a desolate area. At that point it began to feel like a mob hit....and it sure looked like that when Willie pulled up in a black SUV.
With cameras all around we stood face to face...I told him some of the problems I was having, issues with food cost, liquor cost and the bottom line. We are both pros in the business, it is what we do.. we both spoke the same language... with respect on both sides it was a perfect match for the coming show you can see on Wednesday the 24th at 10 PM on the Food Network.