New Paradigms. Increasingly, food and beverage industry figures are abandoning the idea that bigger is better. Many are fleeing north to towns where they can achieve personal and professional evolution without cowtowing to Big Business.
Craft over Compromise. at Revenge, there is no sports television, no deep fried junk food, and no beer. Stybursky and Sun have decided to focus instead on the craftsmanship of barbecue.
Ethics First. Matt Campbell left the restaurant industry because he became increasingly passionate about sourcing ethically raised meat.
Keeping it Small. Ceramicist (and restaurant industry veteran) Connor McGinn is not looking to mass produce his wares.
The Refugee Elite. Both Chef Shawn Burnette (left) and Jesse Camac (right) of Heritage Food and Drink left elite New York City restaurant jobs.