One of the brightest stars in our neighborhood, NoMad Alliance member Danny Meyer recently sat down with Experience NoMad to discuss his fantastic Rome-inspired pizza restaurant Marta, located in The Redbury.
Danny Meyer is not only a great spokesperson for Madison Square Park and this neighborhood, but is a true titan in the restaurant industry and his take on food culture and culture in general is always inspiring. Yesterday, he sat down with Marinn Jackson, the Head of Industry for Restaurants at Facebook, for a wonderful Facebook Live event that can be viewed in its entirety below.
The discussion reminded us of just how important Danny is to this neighborhood and NYC as a whole, as he shares stories from the early days of Union Square Hospitality Group and offers his perspective on how technology has changed and continues to change the food industry. Danny even draws an interesting connection between the well known importance of “word of mouth” in the promotional life of a restaurant and its current evolution into “word of eye” as it pertains to the dominance of Instagram and photos of food.
“If a picture truly is a thousand words,” he says, “imagine what a ‘word of eye’ can do in terms of expressing who you are.”
Watch the entire discussion, check out our interview with Danny and be sure to visit Marta, Shake Shack or any of Danny Meyer’s incredible eateries as much as you can!