Where the Chefs Eat

Where the Chefs Eat

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Who better to know about the best food in town than the chefs themselves? - Insider’s guide to where the pros go.

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    “I love Royal Mandarin on Plaza Boulevard. They have the best chicken wings.” - Susie James, Head chef, Island Spice
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    “The jerk chicken at Island Spice is awesome. I get the cabbage, red beans, and rice, too.” - Larry Auman, Owner and chef, Cantina Mayauel
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    “I love to sneak away from Jaynes for the carnitas at Cantina Mayahuel. Be sure to ask for one of Don Lorenzo’s housemade hot sauces and proceed with caution!” - Jayne Battle, Owner, Jaynes Gastropub
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    “Everything they do at Jaynes Gastropub is good. The style and quality of service is top-notch.” - Giancarlo, Head pizza chef and general manager, Caffé Calabria
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    “The pizza Rubino at Caffé Calabria. I love the caramelized onion with the delicate creme fraiche, the touch of gorgonzola and the salty speck.” - Francesca Penoncelli, Chef de cuisine, BiCE
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    “I’m a real salad lover, and Francesca Penoncelli’s lacinato kale and farro salad at BiCE is one of my favorites.” - Deborah Scott, Executive chef and partner, Cohn Restaurant Group
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