December 17, 2019
When I first met Susan Feniger she and Mary Sue Milliken were cooking most of the food they served in their tiny City Cafe on a little grill in the alley behind the restaurant. Their only other source of heat was a hot plate. Wolfgang Puck took me there: “They’re the coolest people,” he said, “and they’re making fantastic food.”
They’re still among the coolest people I know.
The pioneering women chefs have gone on to open lots of other – much larger – restaurants; their latest, Socalo, just opened in Santa Monica. But while they’ve been busy with restaurants and television shows they’ve also raised a lot of money for their favorite causes.
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