CHERRY BOMBE 100:
Ones to Watch
Libby Willis is the chef and co-owner of one of the hottest restaurants in New York City, MeMe’s Diner in Brooklyn. In an interview with Jarry magazine, Libby and her business partner Bill Clark described MeMe’s as a “very, very gay restaurant,” and with that one quote, MeMe’s Diner became not just a foodie hot spot, but part of the queer culinary moment that is changing the industry. Libby represents the new generation of chefs, those writing their own rules about what a restaurant should be. All the great press has gotten guests in the door, and they’re staying put for Libby’s unique spin on comfort food and the modern, thoughtful hospitality.