I'm happy to report that Dirty Pierre's has reopened despite the sudden death of its owner Chef File. The funeral was yesterday (Monday) at Queen of Martyrs.
The family is requesting in lieu of flowers that donations be made to The Art Institute (formerly New York Restaurant School) where Mr. File taught.
From his faculty page (where is listed first among 15 culinary instructors):
Chef Instructor: Culinary Arts
Educational Background: Quinnipiac University, BA, Le Cordon Bleu, Grande Diplome
Areas of Expertise: French Bistro Cuisine Catering, Captain of The Art Institute of New York City Culinary Team
Brief Biography: Chef File, CHE, worked for Restaurant Associates through High School and College. After attending Le Cordon Bleu, he owned 3 restaurants. He is currently chef/owner of Dirty Pierre’s in Queens. Chef File is an avid rider of Harley-Davidsons, and was written up in NY Newsday for his interesting combination of interests. Two of his recipes appeared in “Hog Wild on a Harley,” a compilation of Biker recipe’s.