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Ex-Yardbird Chef Jeff McInnis Plans New York Restaurant

Jeff McInnis the Top Chef alum who left Yardbird in order to "get back to why [he] fell in love with this industry in the first place," is heading to New York. He and chef Janine Booth (who appears in the new season of Top Chef) are opening a Southern American restaurant called Root & Bone in the East Village.

McInnis just got into town from Miami a few weeks ago and it doesn't sound like he's missing it. He tells Food & Wine, "The flavor of a carrot here is so beautiful and bright. It's very different from what I could get in Miami."
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