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Matt Lightner Wire

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Over in NYC, Matt Lightner's Atera just celebrated its first anniversary, and the former Castagna chef chats with Eater NY about developing an ambitious project, opening the spot's downstairs lounge, and how the Atera team approaches food. "It's really hard, but the goal is to rip out the references you've always relied on. So we'll have an eggplant and try and eliminate all the ways we know it's been done so we can try something else." [-ENY-]

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