Owner, Gilt Bar, Maude’s, Doughnut Vault
One of the fastest-rising local restaurateurs we’ve ever seen. Fourteen months ago, no one had heard of him, and now he has four projects on the table. His second restaurant, Maude’s Liquor Bar, has three-hour-plus waits on weekends, and when it launched, the Doughnut Vault sold out of thousands of doughnuts every day for a month by 10am. What’s crazier is unlike flashy press-cajoling showmen like Rich Melman or Jerry Kleiner, Sodikoff’s achieved this by avoiding the spotlight and just creating excellent product and telling great stories through social media.