If chef Michael Lomonaco hadn’t stopped to get his glasses fixed in the lobby of 1 World Trade Center on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, he would have been in the kitchen of Windows on the World.
The iconic restaurant, as well as Wild Blue and The Greatest Bar On Earth, overlooked New York from the 106th and 107th floors. Lomonaco had been the executive chef and director of the venues since 1997.
Ten years later, now executive chef and owner of Porterhouse New York, Lomonaco says the memory of that day — and the 73 colleagues he lost — is still fresh.
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