With popular downtown New York City establishments like Lure Fishbar and El Toro Blanco under his belt, restaurateur John McDonald has been successfully shaping the city's restaurant scene, and the latest buzz surrounds his newly opened restaurant Bowery Meat Company with chef and co-owner Josh Capon. Curious to know what makes him tick, we chatted with John and learned some surprising facts about the entrepreneur. Find out the best piece of advice he's ever received, what might be his next project after restaurants and more.
Check out the slideshow above to discover five things you didn't know about John McDonald, including what he says is the hardest thing about opening restaurants. Then, check out his 7 favorite foodie photos, learn about his must-have foods and discover how he stays healthy with such a busy career!