These Five Women Chefs Are Some of Brooklyn’s Finest

Raij in charge.
Raij in charge. Photo: Partick McMullan

Brooklyn Exposed names Jean Adamson (Vinegar Hill House), Alex Raij (La Vara), Elizabeth Falkner (Krescendo), Zahra Tangorra (Brucie), and Rachel Graville (Iris Café) as five notable chefs who kick ass, take names, and are generally taking the borough’s restaurant scene in all sorts of new directions. Because of competition and holdover attitudes, some women chefs say they have it pretty rough, but all of them want to keep on cooking more than anything else. [Brooklyn Exposed, Related]