We don't know about you but the bulk of our teenage years were spent dealing with angst, acne and truly unfortunate sartorial choices. Not Flynn McGarry—by the time he was 15, McGarry scored himself a solo cover of The New York Times Magazine thanks to his epically precocious cooking skills. After staging in some of the world's most elite kitchens, including New York's Eleven Madison Park and Norway's Maeemo, McGarry is about to open a tasting-menu restaurant of his own.
Debuting at Creative Edge on September 12, the California teen's chef's counter Eureka will offer a $160 14-course tasting menu (with optional $80 wine pairings, of which the kid can't even partake in for another five years) featuring highbrow plates like sea-water–brined sea urchin with carrot cremeaux and peanut Ritz crackers with foie gras terrine. The restaurant runs three nights a week with only a dozen seats at the counter, so best grab a ticketed reservation at www.eurekanyc.com to secure your spot.