I've been going to Florent since I was in high school. As a teen, my friends and I used to go to a club called Mars in the meatpacking district and afterward we would came here after hours for breakfast. The owner, Florent himself, is the unofficial mayor of the meatpacking district. He's made the neighborhood so much of what it is today and is even protecting it from growing in weird ways. He's been so involved in the high line work and the great things that are happening here, and does it with such an artful eye. The neighborhood has such an affection for him. My hats off to the man. He is such a role model—and he serves the most perfect cheeseburger (of which I consider myself to be a very well studied connoisseur) in New York.