Antoni Porowski, the designated food expert on Netflix’s smash-hit Queer Eye reboot, is still trying to convince people he really can cook, and he’ll hope to prove it at his own restaurant. Porowski, who has experience working in professional kitchens and was hand-picked for his TV gig by original Queer Eye food expert Ted Allen, plans to open a fast-casual spot in New York City, reports Food & Wine.
“I’m all about like cheese and pork belly and decadence, and as a result of the increased vanity of being on camera all the time and working out and eating healthy, I’m developing a fast-casual food concept restaurant that I’m gonna be opening here in New York,” he said during a panel discussion on Tuesday. So far, there’s no word on a specific address, the restaurant’s name, its menu, or how much time Porowski plans to spend in the kitchen.
A brick-and-mortar venture is the latest expansion of Porowski’s burgeoning brand. In April, he announced a cookbook deal with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The as-yet-unnamed book is slated to be released sometime next year and will contain roughly 100 recipes for “simple, healthy, visually appealing” dishes.
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