“With Equinox and [chef/owner] Todd [Gray], he has so many regulars and high-profile government people that have been coming here since he opened 12 years ago and sometimes they just want you to cook for them. They don’t want what’s on the menu. There’s a lot of catering to that here which, you know, I never really experienced in New York or Chicago. That’s a little different for me.”—-Karen Nicolas, the newly appointed executive chef at Equinox, telling Washingtonian her perceptions on what distinguishes D.C. diners from those in other cities

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