Sunday, April 19, 2015

What's next for the next Iron Chef?

Not New York, he says.

What's next for the next Iron Chef?

So... Jose Garces. You just won "The Next Iron Chef." What's next for you?

Not Disney World.

And not New York, either. He'd been making noise that he's going to open an Amada in Manhattan, but he said that's not on the table.

Besides TV duels in the Food Network's Kitchen Stadium, he's looking at his prepared-foods cafe at 1111 Locust St. called Garces Trading Company, planned to open in January.

Garces also is talking about a small beer-and-brats house at 13th and Chancellor Streets and a larger restaurant specializing in the farm-to-table concept at the Cira Centre, next to 30th Street Station.

After that, "we'll take a breather," Garces said.
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