Ducks Eatery's Will Horowitz blew us away at The Brisket King of New York, so we had to track him to his tiny East Village space to see what else he was cooking up. On any given night you might be treated to live music, or a crawfish boil, or the company of a 90-year old former ballerina, or some free whiskey. There may be smoked goat neck as a special. No matter which way you slice it, Horowitz has some interesting things going on. Read on to find out about the interesting things that brought him here.
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The Southeast Asian inflected food at East Village newcomer Ducks Eatery is adventurous and playful without being overwrought. I stopped in last week to see what a meal of their small plates would look like.
"This is very much a personal project for us - it tells a story of where we're from," explains Will Horowitz, head chef of East Village newcomer, Ducks Eatery. You might think it a pretty likely sounding story for a restaurant until you learn that the "where" in this case is a decidedly unlikely collection of influences spanning from New Orleans and Southeast Asia to New England and the West coast.