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The BYOB King! How Mark Iacono built Lucali's into an NYC institution brick by brick and bottle by bottle

Ep. 46

The BYOB King! How Mark Iacono built Lucali's into an NYC institution brick by brick and bottle by bottle


MJ’s guest is a chef and owner of the one of the most sought after pizzerias in all of Brooklyn, Mark Iacono. Born and raised in Carroll Gardens, Mark Iacono grew up fully immersed in Italian American culture. He was a regular neighborhood kid. He enjoyed his grandmother’s cooking, playing centerfield, and trips to the local candy shop with his father. Then in 2006 without any experience in the culinary arts or restaurant business, Mark opened his now iconic pizzeria, Lucali - its location in the very same storefront of the candy shop his father had taken him to throughout his childhood. Lucali has become a B.Y.O.B. destination for wine collectors — the front window is lined with empty Burgundy bottles, including a 1971 La Tâche. Mark's clientele include the likes of Jay-Z and Beyonce, Paul McCartney, and David Beckham. Mark has appeared in New York Magazine, Insider, the Today Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers and Netflix’s Ugly Delicious. He hosted (3) seasons of Thrillist’s Really Dough? series.


Mark and MJ discuss the possibilities of unexpected culinary education and running a business in your childhood neighborhood. 



A huge thank you to Mark Iacono


Check out his restaurant at www.lucalibrooklyn.com 


Follow them on IG @lucali_bk


This episode’s in studio wine:


Le Redini

2017 Tenuta degli Dei Dei Le Redini

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Until next time, cheers to the mavericks, philosophers, deep thinkers and wine drinkers! 


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