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Ten Years In: Feinberg, Stephens, and Adler on 10 Years of Franny’s


“On April 13, 2004, Francine Stephens and Andrew Feinberg opened a tiny wood-fired pizza restaurant, Franny’s, in Prospect Heights. At the time, the couple was newly married, and they had just returned to New York after a failed attempt to open a restaurant in Massachusetts. Andrew, who had cooked under Peter Hoffman at Savoy, had only just taught himself how to make pizza, but his pies quickly earned rave reviews, and the crowds followed. They’ve since moved Franny’s to a bigger space down the street where Johnathan Adler, a vet of both Per Se and the original Franny’s, is at the helm. Now, as they near the tenth anniversary of Franny’s and the first anniversary of the new space, Francine, Andrew, and John discuss their overwhelming beginning, learning to make pizza the hard way, and the new challenges still ahead…”