Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Meet Michael Symon, the Iron Chef and 'Chew' food guy

When Savor Borgata came up in Atlantic City - it's this weekend, Nov. 8-10 - he said he had to do it. "I don't get to Atlantic City a ton but I always have a blast when I do," he said.

Meet Michael Symon, the Iron Chef and 'Chew' food guy

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Michael Symon appears on "The Chew" and "Iron Chef."
Michael Symon appears on "The Chew" and "Iron Chef." ABC

Of all the Food Network's Iron Chefs, it's probable that no one travels more than Michael Symon.

For the last two years, he has burned the skies twice a week between his native Cleveland and New York, commuting for his cooking segments on The Chew.

Symon owns four restaurants in Cleveland, one in Detroit, and a stand at Pittsburgh's airport (which he regularly flies over).

This keeps him busy - so busy that "I only do about four food events a year," he said. "I prefer to spend time at home. [Commuting] gives me the best of both worlds. I get New York and I get to see grass and trees and stuff."

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But when Savor Borgata came up in Atlantic City - it's this weekend, Nov. 8-10 - he said he had to do it. "I don't get to Atlantic City a ton but I always have a blast when I do," he said.

His fellow Iron Chef Bobby Flay owns a restaurant at the Borgata, and he will join Flay, Fornelletto Cucina & Wine Bar's Stephen Kalt, Izakaya's Michael Schulson and Borgata executive pastry chef Thaddeus DuBois at a Friday night dinner at 28 West billed as “A Taste of 5 Culinary Masters. The cocktail reception starts at 7:30 p.m. and is followed by a four-course dinner. (It's $149 per person.) 

Symon also will sign his new book “5-In-5” at 3:30 p.m. Saturday inside 28 West.

Then from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Borgata Event Center, Symon, Flay, Kalt and Schulson (who also owns Sampan in Philly and co-owns The Saint James in Ardmore) will host a $79-per-person party called “Street Eats: Eat, Drink, Hobnob.” (Ticket info is here.) 

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