Owner: Eric Anderson
Owner Eric Anderson came to NYC from food-obsessed Sonoma County, to become an academic. Instead, after graduating from Columbia, he started developing and building affordable housing, a path that led him to control a space in the East Village wherein - with Gabrielle Hamilton - he co-founded Prune in 1999. Watching Prune for a decade he decided to open more places, building each around unrecognized talent and grounding each in their community. Thus, in 2012, he opened Calliope in the East Village and Spinster Sisters in Sonoma County, a restaurant that was recently named one of the 100 best wine restaurants in the Unites States by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. He looks forward to opening new food ventures outside of Manhattan, ideally in areas where affordable, ambitious food is otherwise unavailable.