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Husband and Wife Open Gourmet Burger Joint in Little Italy

Elion and Amy Prodani know that burgers can bring people together. Amy’s late mother, Patti, used to serve them at dinner parties, overseeing the proceedings with a glass of red wine in hand. When the Prodanis began dreaming up an idea for their future “fine casual” burger joint, the name Bun & Patti came to mind as a playful and fitting homage.

Elion has spent his career overseeing fine dining restaurants, including those at Las Vegas hotel the Wynn. While Bun & Patti is his first venture as an entrepreneur, all that industry experience has shaped each detail of the restaurant, from the ambiance (French bistro meets NYC—an ode to the Big Apple, where the Prodanis met) to the spot where they source their beef (a farm that provides high-quality, hormone- and antibiotic-free meat).