You Should Know: Carlos Quirarte & Matt Kliegman

by guestofaguest · September 18, 2014

Carlos Quirarte, Matt Kliegman

Restaurant and nightclub owners Carlos Quirarte and Matt Kliegman co-own The Smile, a restaurant and downtown hangout in New York City. They also run the kitchen at Ruschmeyer's in Montauk, and Kliegman co-owns the Black Seed bagel shop.

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Occupations: Carlos: Customer Service. Matt: Operator of fun stuff. Instagram/Twitter: @cqsmileny

Matt: "Have Fun making mistakes, just don't make the same ones again." Carlos: "Never bring a knife to a gun fight."

Matt Kliegman Questionnaire

Carlos Quirarte Questionnaire

Matt:

What do you actually do all day? A lot of walking.

Favorite song growing up? Inner Circle, A La La Long.

My biggest secret is… I spend a lot of time in Canada.

Why do you live in NYC? The energy.

Uber, Taxi, Subway, or Citi Bike? Citi Bike.

My motto is… Have fun making mistakes, just don’t make the same ones again.

My alter ego is… Young Bruce Springsteen (Thank You 104.3 Carol Miller)

The last drink I had was… Pimms Cup.

My secret crush is… My fiancé (not so secret).

What was your first job? Coat check.

Coming from? Going to? Montauk – Upstate.

Who should we know? Yoga teacher Sophie Green.

Carlos:

What do you actually do all day? Photo shoots. JK! Changes day to day.

Favorite song growing up? Big Daddy Kane/Ain’t No Half Steppin.

My biggest secret is… I don’t like spicy food.

Why do you live in NYC? Cause it’s awesome.

Uber, Taxi, Subway, or Citi Bike? My Shinola bike.

My motto is… Never bring a knife to a gun fight.

My alter ego is… Billy Jack.

The last drink I had was… Very strong.

My secret crush is… I don’t like secrets.

What was your first job? Butcher’s apprentice.

Coming from? Going to? One job, going to the other.

What is your favorite work of art? Anything by Nate Lowman.

Who should we know? Film director Sarah Mintz.