M. Wells


Inside the Wild Mind, Music, and Food of Montreal Madman Beaver Sheppard

Beaver's physical and psychological scars from cooking in the city's top kitchens have fueled amazing art.
Nick Rose
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These Are the Creamiest, Most Decadent Mashed Potatoes Ever

Here's how to make pommes aligot, the cheesy mashed potatoes recipe that will transform your Thanksgiving table.
Munchies Staff

How Sourcing Seafood Changed John Bil's View of Humanity

We spoke to living legend John Bil about the dark side of seafood and the bright side of converting a derelict power station into a classic French restaurant.
Nick Rose

How to Survive Running a Restaurant When Your Life Partner Is Your Business Partner

We spoke to Sarah Obraitis and Hugue Dufour—owners of M. Wells Steakhouse and M. Wells Dinette—whose relationship has revolved around food since day one.
Nick Rose

Why Trout Is Turning Blue in an Old Garage in Queens

Blue trout is a rarely-encountered, almost forgotten classic in which a live trout is knocked cold, gutted, then poached in vinegar court-bouillon, which turns its skin a glassy indigo color. But M. Wells Steakhouse is keeping the fishy tradition alive...
Adam Gollner

The New York Art Book Fair Was Too Hot and Too Stimulating

Every year the New York Art Book Fair stuffs itself inside of Queens' MoMA PS1, and every year I go and give it all my money.
Nick Gazin

I Ate and Drank Almost Everything in Sight at Bonnaroo

I spent two days at the festival dodging scantily-dressed teens and gorging myself on all the food I could physically fit in my body. Highlights included ordering not one, but two types of artisanal cream puffs, and watching Lionel Richie drink...
Hilary Pollack

M. Wells

Hugue Dufour and Sarah Obraitis, the Quebecois-Queens power couple behind the legendary M. Wells, bring us to the Grand Central Oyster Bar to chat about lobster-and-asparagus piss parties and then take us back to Queens for a failed but tasty caviar...
VICE Staff

Chef's Night Out: M. Wells

Hugue Dufour and Sarah Obraitis, the Quebecois-Queens power couple behind the legendary M. Wells, took us from Manhattan to Queens in this episode of Chef's Night Out.
Munchies Staff