Daily Archives: March 12, 2007
A column about restaurant happenings and food musings, home and away.
Just as the Great White Way darkens to signify a Broadway loss, so it seemed the lights of local eateries dimmed two and a half years ago when a mountain bike accident left beloved restaurateur Meredith Nicolls paralyzed below the shoulders. Practically no other chef mentored as many of the area’s top culinarians. Now those lights can brighten with news that motion returned to the index finger of his left hand.
Nearly 15 years ago David Bucks was extreme skiing in California when an avalanche knocked him down and threw him from a 200-foot cliff onto a rock face. Three of his Vertebrae broke into 42 pieces. At 33, Bucks was completely paralyzed below the chest. Once he realized he’d live, he feared that he’d never be able to have sex again.
“You’re telling me that my other legs won’t be able to walk but will little Junior?” Bucks recalled asking the doctors.