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Major Restaurateurs on the Benefits, Pitfalls of Restaurant Buzz

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Frank Bruni, Donatella Arpaia, Ken Friedman, Danny Meyer
Frank Bruni, Donatella Arpaia, Ken Friedman, Danny Meyer
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It seems like hundreds of restaurants must open in New York City every month, yet only a handful manage to create so much buzz even before opening that they're immediately slammed with reservations and featured in all the newspapers, magazines, and websites. For the Restaurant Buzz TimesTalk at the NYWFF on Saturday, former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni talked to three of New York City's most visible and successful restaurateurs — Donatella Arpaia, Ken Friedman, and Danny Meyer — about how they run their empires.

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