Top Chef to Open Kiwiana

In August, New Zealander and Top Chef season 4 survivor Mark Simmons, is planning to open Kiwiana in New York on Union Street. The restaurant will feature lamb and seafood, both of which New Zealand has in abundance. Though the opening falls during New Zealand’s winter, it is the perfect time to introduce Brooklynians to the wonders of hokey-pokey ice cream. New York’s Nelson Blue and D.U.B Pies are also owned by New Zealanders. Simmons was raised in Invercargill.


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Kowtow’s Gosia Piatek Doing Things Differently

Kowtow’s Gosia Piatek Doing Things Differently

Some designers are doing things differently: rethinking the business model and coming up with better ways of doing things, like Kowtow founder, New Zealander Gosia Piatek, who The Guardian’s Alexandra Spring…