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The Suicide of Williamsburg Restaurateur Colin Devlin

Source: Grub Street NY

Way back in 2001, when a Williamsburg date night might consist of dinner at Planet Thailand, a 30-year-old Colin Devlin opened DuMont, an unassuming but impeccable little place on Union Avenue that mixed comfort food with refinement years before the rest of New York thought to do so. At the time, Devlin’s so-called “DuMac & Cheese,” with its cargo of Gruyère and lardons, seemed impossibly exotic, particularly a half-block from the Lorimer L stop. A few years later, when Devlin opened Dressler on a dog-eared stretch of Broadway, it was noted as much for its custom-made aluminum chandeliers as ...

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