Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Symon Set to Battle for 'Next Iron Chef'

IN THE NEWS: Food Network's new show The Next Iron Chef kicks off at 9 pm EST/PDT Sunday, Oct. 7 as eight chefs compete from across the country compete to join the ranks of legendary Iron Chefs Bobby Flay, Cat Cora, and Mario Batali. The eight competitors: Aaron Sanchez, chef-owner, Paladar and Centrico, New York; Mourou Outtara, chef/owner, FarrahOlivia by Morou, Alexandria, Va.; John Besh, chef/owner Restaurant August, Luke, The Besh Steakhouse at Harrahs, New Orleans; and La Provence, Lacombe, La.), Traci Des Jardins, chef and co-owner Jardiniere; chef/owner, Mijita; managing chef, ACME Chophouse, San Francisco); Chris Cosentino, chef, Incanto and co-owner, Bocccalone Artisanal Meats, San Francisco); Jill Davie, chef de cuisine, Josie Restaurant, Los Angeles; Michael Symon, chef-owner, Lola and Lolita, Cleveland; and Gavin Kaysen, chef de cuisine, El Bizcocho, San Diego. foodnetwork.com ...

The Plain Dealer's Bill Lubinger notes the opening of Portland, Ore.-based McCormick & Schmick’s seafood restaurant at Beachwood Place and also reports: Vito's Italian Grill in Aurora has reopened after a fire. ... The newest Yours Truly, the eighth, has opened on Rockside Road in Valley View, in the former Park City Diner space. ... Debbie Snook reviews Piatto Novo in Cuyahoga Falls. cleveland.com ... The Scene's Elaine Cicora reviews Venezia (16300 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, 216-226-0006), and also visits Wonder Bar (2044 East Fourth Street, 216-298-4050, www.wonderbarcleveland.com) and Sarah's Vineyard (1204 West Steels Corners Road, 330-929-8057 or www.sarahsvineyardwinery.com). clevescene.com ... Free Times Douglas Trattner features chef Ben Bebenroth's Plated Landscape dinners, held throughout the year at various farms and vineyards in Northeast Ohio. freetimes.com

Compiled by Pat Embry, WhereTheLocalsEat.com

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