“The Upper West Side is known for its itty-bitty restaurants, and Joanne’s is just that, a tiny restaurant with a Southern soul and an Italian heart,” Smith told the New York Post.
The chef is a pal of Mother Monster’s—the openly gay Smith showed her how to cook deep-fried turkey and waffles for her Thanksgiving special (yes, it’ll be on the menu at Joanne). Opening on February 1st, the resto is housed in an old-school brownstone, has two working fireplaces and a year-round garden.
No word yet as to whether it’ll serve beef tartare on live models, à la Gaga’s infamous meat dress.
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