Who inspires Frank Bonanno?

My wife. Jacqueline is the creative director [of Bonanno Concepts] — she has designed all of the brands, logos, interiors and uniforms. She looks out for the little details in service and atmosphere that I just don’t have eyes for. You should see our restaurants on Larimer Square [Wednesday’s Pie, Green Russell, Russell’s Smokehouse and Osteria Marco] — they’re just beautiful, and that’s all her. She sees beauty even in a dank basement. And I think she works so hard and gets very little credit. She’s really such a great mother. To see how well she does with our sons and how hard she works is what motivates me and inspires me to be the best person I can be.

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