The Beat of Summer with the Sussmans

August 31, 2015

Things have never been hotter for Eli and Max Sussman. After years of working as professional restaurant chefs around New York City, the Brooklyn-based brothers recently released their fourth cookbook called Classic Recipes for Modern People—a collection of traditional recipes with contemporary twists—and are turning their Mediterranean pop-up concept in Crown Heights into a permanent spot on the Lower East Side opening soon.

Even with all that going on, summer to the Sussmans means firing up the grill with friends, recreating Middle Eastern recipes from their childhood in Detroit, and (always!) putting together the best music for the occasion.…