Season 1, Episode 13. Nolita is a finalist for the prestigious James Beard Award, which Mimi and Jack are determined to win; then Becky reappears in Jack’s life, and he learns that her restaurant is up for the same award; and Seth finds out that Jim is involved with Tanya.
Season 1, Episode 12. When Mimi inherits Nolita, Jack assumes he’ll be able to walk all over her and run the restaurant his way, but Mimi asserts herself and tries to win over the staff.
Season 1, Episode 11. Jack has sex with Gia, the woman living in the apartment over Nolita, only to discover she’s Pino’s mistress; Pino throws a party at Nolita for his wife and Gia shows up threatening to tell all.