9.03.2007

Iron Chef


While engaging in my usual Sunday evening activities (this summer it's been watching HGTV and Food Network), I saw a flash of a name on Iron Chef. I tuned in mid-challenge, so I didn't hear who was challenging Bobby Flay. He looked vaguely familiar but I couldn't believe that anyone I knew would be on Iron Chef. Way back in 1984 when I ventured out of the heartland and into South Florida, I had a part time job at a Holiday Inn. John Vinczencz was the chef at Maxie's, the wildly popular (with the early bird crowd) restaurant at the HI on Powerline and Commercial. He was very young and very arrogant, but was amazing in the kitchen. Read more about his restaurant at http://johnnyvlasolas.com/.