Ron Silver is plainspoken when explaining the mission at his restaurant, Bubby’s. Considering so many people define real food as “food your great-grandmother or grandmother would recognize”, it seems fitting that Ron is so insistent on sourcing locally produced goods for the restaurants he named after his two grandmothers.
He puts into daily practice what he adamantly preaches.
Bubby’s is a downtown, downhome restaurant with locations in Manhattan’s Tribeca and Meatpacking District neighborhoods. The folks here are sourcing from local farms and purveyors, creating a comforting atmosphere and putting real food on each and every plate. There’s an in-house butcher breaking down whole animals for use in the restaurant. Ron told us one pig would, in one way or another, make an appearance on nearly 650 of his plates. Specific attention is paid to acquiring what Mr. Silver calls the “commodities” – bacon, eggs, milk, cheese and butter — no industrial crap-ola for Bubby’s.
Sounds like they’re pretty committed to real food, doesn’t it? Their legion of contented, well-fed fans is proof positive that Bubby’s is doing amazing things.