Lutonsky Jeff 1 - Lutonsky, Jeff

Biography

Mable’s is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Meghan Love and Jeff Lutonsky. Born from Lutonsky’s family food traditions and recipes from Southern Oklahoma, Mable’s offers no-frills Authentic Southern BBQ in a fun and friendly environment focusing on Southern Hospitality.

Mable’s is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Meghan Love and Jeff Lutonsky. Born from Lutonsky’s family food traditions and recipes from Southern Oklahoma, Mable’s offers no-frills Authentic Southern BBQ in a fun and friendly environment focusing on Southern Hospitality.

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What is your favorite NYC restaurant? And what is your go-to dish? We really love simple food with simple fresh ingredients. We eat at Cafe Mogador in Williamsburg at least once every couple of weeks. We love their Merguez sausage and simple Mediterranean salads. What is your ultimate meal? Jeff's mom made the best chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and green beans. She passed away several years ago so we can only TRY and recreate it, but when we think about perfection, it doesn't get any better than that. What three things are always in your pantry? Garlic Salt, Onions and Chicken Stock. If you weren't a chef, what would you be? An artist- Jeff was a fine artist and gallery director before we opened Mable's. If you could cook with anyone, who would that be? Definitely Jeff's mom, Bet and grandmother, Mable- one more time. What’s your favorite NYCWFF memory? Our first year- we weren't even open at the restaurant yet! We made these woven bacon cups filled with pulled pork- we were so excited and cooked 500 of them in a tiny oven because our commercial oven wasn't hooked up yet! We also filled hundreds of tiny promo bottles of bbq sauce to give out. It was the first feedback we ever had about our food, and people loved it! After that night we knew we had something special to share- it was such an amazing feeling to know that all the hard work would pay off!