Since its inception in 2009, Chris Stang has been the architect of The Infatuation’s editorial voice, creative vision, and marketing strategy. Today his role still encompasses all of those things, but also includes pushing the company forward into new arenas, including the creation of The Infatuation’s food festival, EEEEEATSCON, and the company’s acquisition of Zagat from Google. The Infatuation has evolved into one of the most influential voices in restaurant discovery, and was deemed one of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” by Fast Company in 2019.
Chris was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2015, co-authored a best selling book, How To Drink Wine (Clarkson Potter), in 2020, and has continued to lead The Infatuation & Zagat’s growth through its new ownership by JP Morgan Chase, which purchased the company in 2021.
Prior to taking on The Infatuation full time, Chris was the VP of Marketing at Atlantic Records, working closely with many of the label’s biggest acts including Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Skrillex, Gnarls Barkley, and Panic! At The Disco.
The new Pies ‘n’ Thighs has opened its doors, and Williamsburg’s most influential hipsters are rejoicing. This new, larger location is still turning out amazing fried chicken and comfort food classics.