Food & Hospitality

Unlikely chef Pollinger reaches top of The Hill

Ben Pollinger was never supposed to be a chef. That’s what he would have told you, anyway, if you’d met him in college. But now a couple decades of ladder climbing and one Michelin star later, he’s ready to open his own restaurant in Closter. After spending nearly an entire career commuting from his New Jersey home to work in...

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Turning water into #8230 water

Mike Burke, owner of Staten Island, N.Y., staple Denino’s Pizza, decided to expand to Brick a few years ago, only to realize in short order the pizza produced there just wasn’t the same despite identical ingredients.

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