Chef and co-owner of the Harbord Room (89 Harbord, at Spadina, 416-962-8989), NOW's runner-up for resto of the year
What culinary guilty pleasure do you refuse to give up?
Anthony Rose of the Drake Hotel makes a killer giant-panda-and-baby-seal-bacon-burger that even the strictest locavore would have a hard time turning down. I'm also a sucker for a good bacon-gravy poutine at least once every couple of weeks.
What resolution should Stephen Harper make?
Here's something easy: quit being so cocky. Come see us in late January - we'll be hiring part-time dishwashers.
If I can change only one thing next year, I'm going to...
Wipe that smug look off our sous chef Curt Martin's face. I look at it 12 hours a day, and it's really starting to get to me.
The Harbord Room will weather the credit crunch by...
No longer accepting credit cards. Cash is king!! Kidding.... We sell good times here, and that's always in demand, right?