August 16th, 2012
08:09 PM ET

"Restaurant Man" took a big gamble in life... and it's still paying off

Tonight's IDEA guest quit his job on Wall Street after just one year and bought a one-way ticket to Italy – a scary move for a guy who started out cleaning sidewalks in the Bronx.

But it was a move that would pay off... big. Joe Bastianich, longtime partner of Iron Chef Mario Batali, is the "restaurant man" behind iconic favorites such as Babbo, Del Posto, and Eataly, the largest Italian food and alcohol marketplace in the world. Erin spoke to Bastianich about the IDEA that made him millions.

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