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Chicago Native Is "Iron Chef"

By Marcus Gilmer in Food on Nov 23, 2009 10:40PM

Congrats to Chicago native Jose Garces who has been crowned the Food Network's latest "Iron Chef." Garces is more associated with his current city, Philadelphia, but is the executive chef at Mercat a la Planxa, which is located in Chicago's Blackstone Hotel. Check out Anthony's review of Mercat a la Planxa from earlier this year.