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Theodore Karounos

Biography

Theodore “Teddy” Karounos has been running the Square Diner in Tribeca for the past 18 years. Focusing on fresh food made from scratch with both classic dishes and new flavors in a relaxed and warm environment. A true mom & pop shop Teddy’s wife Anna does the baking for the diner. Their two sons are taste testers for new dishes.

Theodore “Teddy” Karounos has been running the Square Diner in Tribeca for the past 18 years. Focusing on fresh food made from scratch with both classic dishes and new flavors in a relaxed and warm environment. A true mom & pop shop Teddy’s wife Anna does the baking for the diner. Their two sons are taste testers for new dishes.

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What is your favorite NYC restaurant? And what is your go-to dish? Frenchette. The roasted chicken for two. What is your ultimate meal? Grilling in the backyard with friends and family or brunch at The Court of Two Sisters in New Orleans. What three things are always in your pantry? Brown sugar, flour, and vanilla extract. If you weren't a chef, what would you be? A food critic. If you could cook with anyone, who would that be? Michael Simon What’s your favorite NYCWFF memory? This will be my first time participating.