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Chinatown USA

Project Credits Staff Writers/Editors: Noëmie Carrant, David Paw, Deanna Ting Contributors: Samantha Bakall, Lesley Balla, Momo Chang, Emily Chen, Karissa Chen,…

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Darnell Reed in front of his restaurant, Luella's Southern Kitchen. // Credit: Angela Conners Treimer

Behind the LineChicago

Darnell Reed Was a Talented Chef. The Pandemic Made Him a Skilled Baker, Too.

Darnell Reed has spent virtually every day of his life, since high school, working in kitchens. In 2015, Reed opened…

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InterviewsLos Angeles

For Mozza’s Nancy Silverton, Flexibility Is the Future of Restaurants

Even by the standards of what the typical restaurateur has endured during the pandemic, Nancy Silverton has had a time…

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Portrait of chef Erick Williams

Chef FeaturesChicago

Tear Down the Restaurant Industry? Virtue’s Erick Williams Would Rather Lead By Building From Within

As COVID-19 devastated the restaurant industry, Chicago’s Virtue Restaurant & Bar pivoted like countless other cash flow-dependent small businesses —…

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The Road BackPhiladelphia

Michael Solomonov on Getting Through the Pandemic

Michael Solomonov is back in the kitchen, manning the bread station at Zahav and taking everything day by day.  “There…

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Chef FeaturesWashington D.C.New York

Kwame Onwuachi on Redefining What Success Looks Like

Kwame Onwuachi may have recently left his position as the executive chef of D.C.’s acclaimed Afro-Caribbean restaurant, Kith/Kin, but his…

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