Let Sabrina & Alissa Make You Deliciousness At Dimes

These rad ladies demonstrate why their head bombshells in charge, just visit their restaurant Dimes in NYC. It ain’t easy opening a business in NYC, so it’s always impressive to to boss ladies doing it. Check out their feature in our latest issue!

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Photography by Drex

SABRINA

Seeing as you’re a boss, what do you think of the word bossy- own it or not?
Being that the majority of our staff are friends I think I’m more of a sister boss.

5 women you think are bad ass:
Agnes Martin
Joan Rivers
Alissa Wagner
Tina turner
Flannery O’ Connor

What made you want to start DIMES?
We wanted to create an environment that offers a slice of what young women like us are looking for: simple, clean yet flavorful food. It’s baffling that this day and age eating smart isn’t as accessible you’d think.

Favorite dish to cook:
Brazilian Fish stew

Top 5 things on the menu every woman must try:
Acai bowl
Big Salad
Black Rice bowl
Muesli
Harissa salmon

Do you think it’s tougher getting to where you are than your male equivalents?
Yes definitely, it’s a male dominant industry, especially in the kitchen. We quickly learned running a restaurant isn’t just about making vegetables look pretty.

Do you bring your boss-ness and dominate personally into other parts of your life, like the bedroom?
Ha, I think my tone has changed since we’ve opened- I’ve become more convictive with my words.

Do you think you intimidate people around you?
No way, I’m smiles for miles.

Whats something you’re really proud of so far?
I’m proud of standing behind our integrity. We’ve never cut corners to get where we are.

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ALISSA:

Seeing as you’re a boss, what do you think of the word bossy- own it or not?
I think being bossy has a negative connotation and is something others don’t respond well to being a good boss means being a leader. A good leader is respected and bossy people are ignored.

5 women you think are bad ass:
Sabrina de Sousa
Kate Bush
Isabella Bird
Goldie Hawn
Alice Waters

What made you want to start DIMES?
I wanted to do something that was my own, that had my fingerprints all over it. Something creative and unique that I could be proud of and passionate about. I’m a hard worker and I was tired of putting all of my energy into other people’s projects.

Favorite dish to cook:
When I’m home cooking for myself I like to make bowtie pasta with roasted mushrooms, English peas, lemon, chili, garlic and goat cheese.

Top 5 things on the menu every woman must try:
Blackberry beet acai bowl
Black rice bowl, chili cucumber, hijiki, kale gomae, ginger grapefruit ponzu
Roasted Peaches with shishito peppers and sweet + spicy pecans
Barley bowl, zucchini ribbons, red cabbage slaw, crunchy vegetables, kale hazelnut pesto
Burrata, heirloom tomatoes, cherries, nigella, chili balsamic

Do you think it’s tougher getting to where you are than your male equivalents?
The restaurant industry has been male dominated for a very long time but I feel like that’s really changing. There are many fantastic female driven restaurants in New York and tons of support for women run businesses. Sabrina and I have encountered many challenges dealing with men in the industry but it just means you have to be tougher, smarter, and faster. It’s character building.

Do you bring your boss-ness and dominate personally into other parts of your life, like the bedroom?
A lady never tells.

Do you think you intimidate people around you?
I’ve been told that I can be intimidating, but I’m not sure I believe that.

What’s something you’re really proud of so far?
I’m proud every time I walk into Dimes and its packed!


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