Friday, February 8, 2013

Blackbird's Donnie Madia Sounds Off On His Favorite Things In GQ's '10 Essentials'

Donnie Madia via GQ.

The dapper Donnie Madia—one of the principals at One Off Hospitality (avec, Big Star, Blackbird, Publican, Publican Quality Meats, Violet Hour)—gets a bit of shine in GQ's 10 Essentials feature.

His favorite spots for "date night" with his wife, Estelle: Saigon Sisters, Riccardo Trattoria and the late Great Lake pizza.

When you'll spot him working at Blackbird: "Thursday and Saturday are my days at Blackbird, and I won't give them up—I've been doing them for the last 15 years. It keeps me on point with my loyal regulars."

His favorite cocktail: "I think the 3-to-1 gin martini is it for me. I like mine with Dolin dry vermouth and an old-school gin like Beefeater, finished with a little lemon peel."

Read the entire interview right here.

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