HAGS, a relatively new restaurant in New York City’s East Village, bills itself as being “by queer people, for all people.” Andrew recently sat down with Telly Justice, HAGS’ chef and partner (with Camille Lindsley, also Telly’s life partner). In addition to her path to chefdom, which wound through such restaurants as Five & Ten, Alder, and Contra, Telly relates her personal journey as a trans woman, how she navigated a path through professional kitchens until reaching chef-ownership, and what she and Camille hope to accomplish at HAGS. This is a fun, funny, touching, and insightful conversation that will hold your attention from start to finish. Enjoy!
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