In 1999, Andrew opened his first restaurant, Diner, which serves locally-sourced, New American food inside a refurbished 1927 dining car in the industrial neighborhood of South Williamsburg. Marlow & Sons, a restaurant, oyster bar, and general store, soon followed next door, functioning as a cafe by day and a raw bar and restaurant by night. Other culinary ventures include Marlow & Daughters, a butcher shop specializing in locally sourced grass-fed meat; and Roman's in Fort Greene, an Italian-inspired restaurant with a three course menu that changes daily. In 2012, Andrew and his partners opened the Wythe Hotel and its ground floor restaurant Reynard in a turn-of-the-century factory building in Williamsburg. He most recently opened Achilles Heel, a riverside watering hole featuring natural wine in Greenpoint. He is publisher of Diner Journal, an independent magazine featuring original art, literature, and recipes. Tarlow grew up in New York and began his career as a painter and a bartender at the Odeon. He now lives in Fort Greene with his wife, designer Kate Huling, and their four children.


Kate Huling is an entrepreneur, mother, and wife to Andrew Tarlow. She may not be much of a writer, but she was asked to write the introduction to Dinner at the Long Table because she is the only one who remembers the whole story. Also because she loves all of the people who appear in this book more than anyone could ever know. When she is not incessantly teasing Andrew, or having weeknight hip hop dance parties with their kids, she is running her leather goods business, Marlow Goods. MARLOWGOODS.COM


Anna Dunn is the Editor-In-Chief of Diner Journal since its inception, and a bartender at Diner, Achilles Heel, and Roman’s for almost as long. She co-authored the Saltie cookbook and is hard at work, while hardly working, on her first crime fiction novel. GLOWINGLIKEAGASLAMP.COM


Scarlett Lindeman likes to juggle... She has spent years cooking in Andrew's restaurants, is the recipe editor for Diner Journal, and is working on a PhD in sociology at the CUNY Grad Center. ESCARLATTA



Becky Johnson moved to New York to study Typeface Design at Cooper Union in 2010. Through waitressing at Marlow & Sons, she found her community and bridged the gap between food and design, becoming Art Director for Diner Journal in 2012. She shares her time between  Sweden and New York with husband Lars. BECKPROJEKT.COM


Caroline Fidanza is co-owner and creator of Saltie, a sandwich shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She was the opening chef of Diner in 1998 and worked along through the openings of Bonita, Marlow & Sons, Bonita 2, and Marlow & Daughters. She is author of the Saltie cookbook and a regular contributor to Diner Journal. SALTIENYC.COM


Sean Rembold, Executive Chef of Reynard, and formerly chef of Marlow & Sons and Diner, has been cooking professionally for 20 years. Sean’s unique take on American classics with local, seasonal ingredients has earned him two James Beard Award nominations for Best Chef: New York City. A Louisville, Kentucky native he now lives in Carroll Gardens with his wife, designer Caron Callahan, and their daughter. REYNARDNYC.COM


David Gould’s first job in New York City was at the Gramercy Tavern. Seeking something smaller and more community-driven he moved to Marlow & Sons and has stayed with the company ever since, eventually becoming co-chef of Diner and Marlow & Sons with Sean Rembold until opening and becoming the Executive Chef of Roman's in 2009. He lives in Brooklyn, has a green thumb, and spends what little free time he can cultivate shredding his guitar.  ROMANSNYC.COM


Kenneth Wiss applied for a job at Diner because it was his favorite restaurant. He lucked out with Marlow & Sons, where he started out on the oyster station, working for free since he knew he wasn't worth a dime. He's now the chef of Diner and Marlow & Sons. He grew up eating lots of vegetables and lots of white rice and just enough egg. For this, he is ever thankful. MARLOWANDSONS.COM


Michael Graydon, Nikole Herriott, Julia Gillard, Cerise Mayo, Lars Karlsson, Lee Desrosiers, Amy Wilson, Nina Lalli, and Andrew Katzowitz