Restaurateur Chris Himmel talks new Hudson Yards venture
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Chris Himmel was destined for a career in hospitality. He grew up helping out at the acclaimed Grill 23, one of four Boston-area restaurants his family still owns. He went on to study at the prestigious Cornell University hotel school and worked under famed chefs like Danny Meyer and Thomas Keller before coming home to help run the family business. Now, partnering with chef Michael Lomanaco, he's just opened Hudson Yards Grill in New York City, an American-style bistro located in the mega-project his own father helped develop.