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Chef Neal Fraser opens the roof on Vibiana with Redbird
Chef Neal Fraser opens the roof on Vibiana with Redbird

Neal Fraser, who has been a successful chef in Los Angeles for more than 20 years, grew up eating chicken pot pie and Stouffer's spinach souffle. And he didn't always want to be a chef. Fraser took up cooking as a trade he could fall back on if times got tough but ended up working with Wolfgang Puck, Thomas Keller, Hans Rockenwagner and Joachim Splichal. He then opened the now-closed Boxer, Grace and Rix, where he once prepared an all-hemp, 10-course tasting menu. Now Fraser has the hot dog stall at the Original Farmers Market called Fritzi Dog, the Beverly Boulevard hot spot BLD, the new Redbird in Vibiana (formerly the Cathedral of St. Vibiana), and a new ice cream, doughnut...

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