Since James Truman ended his career as editorial director of publications like Vogue, Glamour, and GQ at Condé Nast, he’s become heavily involved in the hospitality industry. Teaming up with hotelier André Balazs, Truman helped with finishing touches for Narcissa at The Standard Hotel East Village, and London’s Chiltern Firehouse.

When planning recently opened vegetarian restaurant, Nix, in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Michelin-starred chef John Fraser called upon James Truman to add his refined sensibilities. “He has this way of seeing what people want before they want it,” said Mr. Fraser…” New York Times

Nix officially began serving food yesterday, 29 February, but the menu is still in beta. “Fraser is tinkering…until the very last minute, but expect dishes like shitake mushrooms “cacio e pepe,” house-made naan with dips, wood-roasted broccoli rabe, and carrots cooked in a style that’s reminiscent of cashew chicken.” – Eater

Legendary chef John Fraser & restaurateur James Truman open NIX at 72 University Place tonight. Nix is a vegetarian restaurant with a strong emphasis on the primordial pleasures of fire, as delivered by both a wok station and a tandoor in the kitchen. With a focus on provenance, ingredients will be sourced, as much as possible,from the Union Square Green Market. Whilst appealing to self defined vegetarians and vegans, NIX cleverly demonstrates the pleasures of meatless eating to anyone and everyone who enjoys good food, alongside imaginative cocktails and non alcoholic house made sodas. #greenwichvillage #greenwichvillagenyc #washingtonsquare #unionsquare #vegetarian #vegetarianfood #vegan #vegetarianrestaurant #veganrestaurant #nycfood #nycfoodie #newforkcity #allbuttonsbursting #newyorkeats #nycfood #nycdining #nycdaily #timeoutnewyork #huffpostgram #nyfood #nycfoodies #nycvegan #nycvegetarian

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