As far as I am concerned, this young brother-sister duo, born four years apart to the day, have a hit on their hands. There is a lot that goes into making a successful restaurant. As I have walked the streets, I have met all kinds of people, with a variety of experience and dreams – all of which brought them to open their business. I believe Will (a U.S. ping pong champion in his teens) and Julie (absolutely adorable, delightful and bright) Horowitz have the whole package. To meet them and to listen to their tales of travels around the world, their heritage from both sides of the family – their father’s parents owned a Jewish deli in Harlem and their other grandparents lived in Italy where Will and Julie spent their summers – is to truly understand how their passion to own a restaurant developed. They have each lived and cooked in several countries throughout Asia, and now they are bringing their culinary experiences to Ducks Eatery. In addition to all of this talent and their travels abroad, these two then mentioned their mom, who is an interior designer. Through her, they have been exposed to fabrics, colors and materials since their early childhood, which all culminates in a space that is just perfect for them, and their restaurant. I am unable to attest to the food, personally, as they do not have a vegetarian-friendly menu. However, Julie promised me that they will shortly and I will be invited back then. I can tell you, though, that others on my team were in smoked heaven, having tried their very slow cooked meats.
Ducks Eatery opened up Café Canard, a subsidiary of the larger eatery, within their existing space, and will now be serving coffee and espresso beverages in addition to their other offerings from 9:00am until 3:00pm.