Going to "Craft" opening tonight with gf

The owner/chef is Tom Colicchio the host of "Top Chef". The reason we get to go is that my gf’s friend got a job and is allowed to invite 2 friends/family to eat for free on opening night. Anything I should do/try for the big event?

What did you think? I have been to Gramercy Tavern back in the day and was impressed.
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Best way to learn to cook like a pro?

I love cooking, but watching Top Chef and Hell’s Kitchen makes me want to up the ante a bit. Apart from reading/doing a bunch of recipes, what are some good sources for advanced cooking knowledge?
Work in a restaurant.
make mistakes on someone else’s nickel.
Food network helps you get the basics down, then you can either do culinary school or experiment on your own.

Work in a restaurant.
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