New York Magazine

“When you quit the fashion industry to open a restaurant called Fatty’s Café, one might presume you have…issues. But Suzanne Furboter, a former Anne Klein publicist (and the Fatty in question) swears it’s a term of endearment. Her boyfriend Fernando Peña-a.k.a. “big fat Fern”-is the manager, mixologist, and guiding culinary force behind the gently priced Latin-themed menu. He’s also a bit of a gym rat, which accounts for the high-protein presence of jalapeño-turkey burgers and sofrito-marinated grilled chicken with blackened asparagus, and flaxseed oil in the avocado sauce.”

Time Out New York

Eating & Drinking 2005

“Fernando Peña knows the way to a woman’s heart; his family’s Dominican cuisine won over girlfriend Suzanne Furboter, who then persuaded him to start a Latin-inspired restaurant with her. The result is hip Fatty’s Café, serving jalapeño turkey burgers, grilled cheese, creative takes on pressed Cuban sandwiches and one of the best mojitos around. Furboter and Peña serve as waitress and bartender, respectively, and treat each customer like family. On weekends, they offer a stellar brunch. Stick around after the kitchen closes, Fatty’s becomes a relaxed neighborhood bar.”