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Chef New York City

Interview: chef Matthew Lightner (Atera)

Cooking has allowed Nebraska native Matthew Lightner to travel the globe. His career has included stints in Spain, Cophenhagen and Portland. In 2011, Lightner teamed with Jodi Richard to open Atera in Manhattan, and...
Bartender New York City

Interview: bartender Brandon Duff (Lounge at Atera)

Brandon Duff is in a unique position as head bartender for Atera, the vaunted New York restaurant from chef Matthew Lightner. He has access to cutting-edge equipment and ingredients, and they’re able to team...