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Game Changers

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Cleo Wade

The Influential Poet Turning Girl Power into Woman Power
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Misty Copeland

The Ballerina That Became an Icon by Breaking Down Barriers
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Julie Gilhart

The Fashion Innovator’s Personal Game Changers
77

Ian Schrager

How the Visionary Entrepreneur Turned Hospitality into a Celebration
239

Game-changing Moments in History

A Visual Exploration by the Iconic Magnum Photographers
67

Black Coffee

The DJ Bringing the South African Club Scene to the World
126

Mezcal Mamas

Meet the Two Bootlegging Alchemists Transforming the Spirits Industry
174

Jane Goodall

The Feminist Icon and Conservationist on How We Can Still Save the Planet
350

Virgil Abloh

How the Creative Polymath Is Pushing Fashion to New Heights
187

Game-Change Your Life

From Meditation to Entrepreneurialism, How to Make Big Changes with Small Steps
123

Positive News

What’s Going Right in the World
370

Saving the World’s Oceans

How James Jagger and Project 0 Are Using Their Star Power for Preservation
25

Cooking in Motion

For Barcelona’s First Female Sake Sommelier and a Nomadic Chef, Food Is a Simple Performance
169

Pundy’s Picks

The Six Activists Who Should Be on Everyone’s Radar
109

Game Changers

A LETTER FROM THE EDITORS
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One of the city’s hottest young chefs might not be the most obvious source when it comes to recommendations for an old school New York restaurant or bar. In only a few short years, Ignacio Mattos has established himself as one of the city’s defining culinary celebrities, with three restaurants that blend innovative preparations, continental cuisine and the flavors of his native Uruguay. As he prepped for an upcoming Estela cookbook, he gave us his recommendations for some New York dining and drinking institutions that have stood the test of time.

 

J.G. MELON

 

The original location is just few blocks away from my restaurant Flora Bar at the Met Breuer museum, where I spend a good part of my week. It is a gem of a bar/restaurant, with not only a true NYC vibe, but one of the best burgers in the city.

 

NEW YORK NOODLETOWN

 

A late-night must, whether you’re a New Yorker or just visiting the city. It can be quite a scene, depending on when you go, though I must admit that I have actually never been there during the day.

 

EMILIO’S BALLATO

 

Right next to Estela on Houston Street. It’s another New York City classic, with well done Italian fare and great hospitality.

 

RAOUL’S

 

A bistro and a downtown institution. I can’t tell you how long this place has been open, but I believe the chef Thomas Keller, of French Laundry and Per Se fame, started his career there.

 

Estela

 

The cookbook by Ignacio Mattos.

 

BEMELMANS BAR

 

An iconic and unique spot because of its great Art Deco design, live music and fun murals by Ludwig Bemelmans. The experience is worth it.