I have been blogging about Sarah Obraitis’ foodie nature since she was knee high to a grasshopper and now she and her husband, Hugue Dufour, formerly chef at Au Pied de Cochon in Montreal, have opened M. Wells Diner to great acclaim, to great foodiness, and to the acclaim of the New York Times by being awarded as one of the 10 Restaurants Worth a Plane Ride along with Aponiente, Benu, Dinner By Heston Blumenthal, Mirazur, Momofuku, Restaurant André, Restaurante Garzon, Tickets, and Willows Inn:
M. Wells, Long Island City, N.Y. — If there happens to be an uptick in passengers on the 7 train to Queens, it might be thanks to the word-of-mouth engendered by this retrofitted diner, overseen by Hugue Dufour, formerly chef at Au Pied de Cochon in Montreal, and his wife, Sarah Obraitis. When it opened in July, M. Wells served only breakfast; it is now open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the intention of opening for dinner once a liquor license is obtained. For now, the menu is a glutinous celebration of Montreal and American dishes and ingredients like pickled pig’s tongue, escargots and bone marrow, and a much-loved breakfast sandwich.
Read more about all that is Sarah Obraitis on this blog in the form of Please Vote for M. Wells to Win 2010 Eater Awards!, All’s Well at M. Wells Diner in Long Island City, Love Me Some Heritage Meat Pies for the Holidays, Manhattan Skyline from Long Island City Queens, Slow Food Radio Network from Heritage Foods, Sarah Obraitis is Thinking About Meat, Lunch with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Mario Batali in NYC