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Student-run restaurant opens at Culinary Institute

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At the CIA Bakery Café at the Pearl Brewery, you can watch the students learn to cook. At the newly opened NAO at the Pearl (200 E Grayson), the students actually do the cooking themselves. NAO had its soft opening last week and is staffed by students from the Culinary Institute of America. The restaurant will have mostly Latin flavors. Stop in sometime and taste food from some future culinary stars.

How often do you actually get to learn about the fundamentals of cooking from a real chef? If you've been reading the blog of Las Canarias' chef John Brand, you're already learning how to think like a restaurant chef thanks to his insightful and entertaining commentary (as well as comprehensive lists of foodie movies to watch and books to read). Or you can check in on chefjohnbrand.com simply for the kitchen tales and excellent recipes: lamb's neck, anyone?

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