The beloved Queer Eye’s food expert Antoni Porowski is venturing out of comedy and TV into the restaurant business. Known for his love of avocados, healthy recipes, and helping people to turn their kitchen into a haven, the chef is to open a fast-casual restaurant in New York City.
Announced at a Queer Eye cast panel at the 92nd Street Y, Antoni revealed, “I’m all about, like, cheese and pork belly and decadence, and as a result of the increased vanity of being on camera all the time and working out and eating healthy, I’m developing a fast-casual food concept restaurant that I’m gonna be opening here in New York.” Although he was not supposed to let the cat out of the bag about his new business, fans of Queer Eye are already hoping that the menu will include a grapefruit and avocado or grilled-peach salad.
During the panel, Antoni went on to share about his past working as a waiter, manager, and sommelier at his family-run Polish restaurant before branching off into a career in TV. Antoni also talked about his upcoming cookbook, containing over 100 recipes, none of which include avocados.
One can only hope, Antoni continues working front of house, and, although the concept of ‘fast-casual’ is yet to be defined, we have no doubt that fans will be lining up to enjoy a Queer Eye dining experience.