The Restaurateur Couple We Want to Be When We Grow Up

As owners of three of the most popular restaurants in Williamsburg, this couple knows how to live.

By: Laurel Pantin
Photography: Alec Kugler

In case you’ve ever wondered what your life would be like if you were a Trinidadian former model, married to a Brooklyn restaurant mogul, with three gorgeous children, a loft in Williamsburg, and your very own hot-spot named after your grandmother that served Caribbean food (it’s a specific fantasy, but a legitimate one), wonder no more. Fallon and John Seymour are living that very specific fantasy. After meeting in the city twelve years ago (they were introduced by a club promoter mutual friend, casual), they’ve since been inseparable. And after the runaway success of John’s second restaurant, Sweet Chick (his first, a burger joint called Pop’s, was also huge) they decided to open a Caribbean restaurant, Pearl’s, that spoke to Fallon’s island roots.

And because no food-based love story would be complete without a little culinary cross-pollination, they devised two recipes for us that blend the best of Sweet Chick (fried chicken and waffles) with the tastiest bits from Pearl. You can find the recipes here, and everything about that it’s like to run buzzy restaurants in Brooklyn below.

 

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