Chefs to Watch 2014: Ann Redding and Matt Danzer, Uncle Boons, New York City

Heather Sperling

Of the hundreds of Thai restaurants across the country, only one is directly descended from Thomas Keller: Uncle Boons, a subterranean gem nestled amid the galleries, boutiques and bodegas of Nolita in New York City.

Its origin is a lemongrass-scented love story that began in the kitchen of Per Se, where Ann Redding and Matt Danzer...