Taavo Somer Reveals the Secret of Freemans’ Artichoke Dip


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Our former bar writer Andrew Paine Bradbury sits down with Taavo Somer of Freemans today, and though the BlackBook Q doesnt go any deeper than David Amsdens profile, an interesting moment arises when Somer identifies one of his favorite industry icons: This guy Jason Mclean from the old Loring Caf, in Minneapolis. The place had Shakespeare one night, and a gypsy wedding the next, just weird shit happening. Freemans got its artichoke dip from there. Damn! So thats whos responsible for the Lower East Sides most popular appetizer (we thought maybe TGIF? Applebee's?) Lets hope Freemans is sending royalty checks to Minnesota.

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