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Augustine Wine Bar chef Evan Algorri on his NYC history and cravings
Augustine Wine Bar chef Evan Algorri on his NYC history and cravings

Evan Algorri, chef at the new Augustine Wine Bar in Sherman Oaks, really only saw two choices when he graduated from Chico State. Go to law school or go to culinary school. So he quit his job at a law firm in downtown L.A. and moved to New York City to attend the French Culinary Institute. "I think everyone I grew up with was like law school or investment banking — very traditional career paths," said Algorri, who grew up in Pasadena. "It's a little nerve-wracking, but I'm doing what I love." While at the FCI, he landed an internship at Marea in New York City, then he got a job working for Mario Batali at Lupa after finishing culinary school. He cooked...

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