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Cook Like A Chef
WSVN - Channel 7 : Style Files
Louis’ List : Chef Allen’s
WSVN - Channel 7
At The Market: Mango
Adobe AcrobatBon Appétit
Miami vice
Plate Magazine
Sugar Islands
Adobe AcrobatBon Appétit
America’s Top Table Winner
Gourmet Magazine
American Spirit
Cheers Magazine
Great Chefs
South Florida Magazine
Mango Magic
Miami Herald Neighbors
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INTERVIEWS
December 08, 2008
Louis' List : Chef Allen's
WSVN - Channel 7  by Louis Aguirre
Louis’ List : Chef Allen’s For 22 years, it's been one of South Florida's top rated restaurants. In fact, Chef Allen's in Aventura was one of the first really serious foodie restaurants to ever open in South Florida. Now Chef Allens has brand new look, and a brand new menu, and tonight it's topping Louis List.

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March/April 2007
Miami vice
Plate Magazine  by Ethel Hammer
Miami vice Since his childhood in Brooklyn, Allen Susser grew up with a zest for adventure, a feeling for family and a close connection to fruit and nuts, all of which have helped garner him acclaim for his culinary and humanitarian work. At his South Florida restaurant, Chef Allen's, Susser explores the fruits, nuts and spices of the cultures living under palm trees.

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May 30, 2006
Allen Susser: National Mango (Promotion) Board
The Packer  by Laura Pate
Allen Susser: National Mango (Promotion) Board Allen Susser, 49, is a celebrity chef who owns Chef Allen's, a Aventura, Fla., restaurant. The white-tablecloth eatery serves what Susser calls "palm tree cuisine," which draws heavily from tropical fruits and vegetables.

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June 2003
An Interview with Chef Allen Susser
www.dinnerreviews.com  by Tom House
An Interview with Chef Allen Susser DinnerReviews.com interviews Chef Allen as the first of their series of interviews of celebrity chefs

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2003
Taste Magazine Interview
by Cathy Nash Holley
Taste Magazine Interview
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December 2002
Bon Appetit Magazine Interview
We were recognized as one of the best places in the country to celebrate New Year's Eve, along with Gotham Grill in NYC and Patina in Los Angeles. Adventurous diners who seek turkey with a creative twist are happy to step outside their homes-and traditions- to dine out on Thanksgiving. We marinated the free range Turkey for 24 hours in Key lime and aromatic spices.

2002
Ego Trip Magazine Interview
Edgy South Beach publication put Chef Allen in the Centerfold along with an in depth interview - fifteen minutes of fame in its perfect food issue.

An Interview with Chef Allen Susser
CookingSchools.com
An Interview with Chef Allen Susser
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REVIEWSTop 
October 08, 2008
The big review: Chef Allen's
Miami.com  by Victoria Pesce Elliott
The big review: Chef Allen’s Other than Joe's Stone Crab and perhaps The Forge, there isn't another top restaurant around that comes close to chef-owner Allen Susser's long-term success (22 years). A key to his staying power has been his willingness to change, perhaps most dramatically in the past two months with a new look and menu.

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September 01, 2008
Chef Allen's Modern Seafood Bistro
DinnerReviews.com  by BeBe King
Chef Allen’s Modern Seafood Bistro Change is the watchword for 2008. Usually we embrace change, but not necessarily when it comes to one of our all-time favorite South Florida restaurants. So it was with some apprehension that we read that Allen Susser and his wife Judi had decided to give Chef Allen’s a new look and a new menu. We have dined there twice recently and let me reassure other devotées. The revisions to the menu, which Chef Allen says were “influenced by our family trips in search of the best seafood bistro food in Paris, Barcelona, San Francisco and New York“, continue to reflect the delicious creativity of one of our star chefs. And the new décor creates a more open and lighter space. These changes are very, very good!

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2005
Best food and service in Miami
Zagat Survey
"Not just a meal but an amazing experience", this "bastion of culinary experience" in Aventura is Miami's toptop rated venue.

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2004
Chef Allen Still Delivers the Best
The Miami Herald  by Kendall Hamersly
So you're Allen Susser, a k a Chef Allen, and there was a time when you were one of the few big dogs in a fledgling restaurant town. Those days are done. So what do you do? Same as always: Give the loyal clientele superlative quality, every time.

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2004
Four Stars ****
Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel  by Lyn Farmer
Today, Susser's cooking is as good as it's ever been, which is to say exceptional in its inventiveness and execution. He has had his own restaurant since 1986, and from opening day to the present it has been the only place in Aventura for a great meal.

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2003
Chef Allen's Passport Series
dinnerreviews.com
Chef Allen’s Passport Series Celebrity Chef Allen Susser always seems to stay at the forefront of culinary creativity, and we at Dinner Reviews Internet Magazine are happy to bring you a chance to dine at Chef Allen's vicariously through our eternally hungry eyes.

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December 16, 2001
Chef's mango cookbook celebrates the differences
The Herald  by Georgia Tasken
Chef’s mango cookbook celebrates the differences There are a number of things to like about Allen Susser's The great Mango Book (Ten Speed, $14.95).

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October 4, 2000
Chef Allen's, Aventura
Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel  by M.L. WARREN
It's hard to believe that the perennially youthful Allen Susser is about to celebrate the 15th anniversary of his eponymous restaurant. Since Chef Allen's opened in 1986, the group of young chefs known as the Mango Gang has had its ups and downs, but most of the times have been up. Susser has been the most stable of the lot, setting up shop in one location and maintaining a dogged devotion to it.

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Friday, August 27, 1999
Globe-trotting chef still reigns at home
The Miami Herald  by KENDALL HAMERSLY
Allen Susser, chef, is Allen Susser, conglomerate, these days -- a fusion cooking pioneer, cookbook author and globe-trotting foodie, a Wolfgang Puck on a smaller scale. Dial him up at www.chefallen.com.

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Travel and Leisure Magazine
"The best restaurant South of New York City"


ARTICLESTop 
Friday, July 24, 2009
Cook Like A Chef
WSVN - Channel 7 : Style Files  by Belkys Nerey
Cook Like A Chef

Ever wonder what's really is in your meal at a restaurant or what goes into making it? Now, you can go behind the scenes in some of South Florida's best restaurants and get the inside scoop from the top chefs. In tonight's Style File, Seven's Belkys Nerey gives us a taste of Reality Cooking...



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October 16, 2008
Chef Allen Susser put sofla on the fine-dining map in the 1980s. Now, casual is king at his landmark eatery.
SunSentinel.com  by Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley
Chef Allen Susser put sofla on the fine-dining map in the 1980s. Now, casual is king at his landmark eatery. Chef Allen Susser not only endures; he prospers. And in South Florida, where chefs come and go like storm surges, and restaurants open and close like strikes of lightning, that is a major accomplishment. It hasn't been easy. He's reinvented himself and updated his restaurant numerous times since opening Chef Allen's on March 6, 1986, in what was then North Miami (today it's at the same location, 19088 NE 29th Ave., 305-935-2900, Aventura).

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October 16, 2008
South Florida Cooking Classes
The Miami Herald
Chef Allen's, 19088 NE 29th Ave., Aventura; 305-935-2900, www.chefallens.com: 'The Serious Cook' allows students to work in the restaurant kitchen with chef Allen Susser and staff; by appointment, usually 3 to 8 p.m. ($195). Customized group classes also available.

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October 02, 2008
Chef Allen's updates are a resounding success
The Miami Herald  by Victoria Pesce Elliott
Chef Allen’s updates are a resounding success This is Chef Allen's 22nd year -- a remarkable feat in our notoriously transient corner of the world. Other than Joe's Stone Crab and perhaps The Forge, there isn't another top restaurant around that comes close to chef-owner Allen Susser's long-term success.

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August 08, 2008
First look: Chef Allen's (redux)
Miami.com  by Sara Liss
First look: Chef Allen’s (redux) The goods: In true South Florida fashion, Chef Allen's recently underwent a facelift. After a rapid 2-week renovation, the 22-year-old namesake restaurant of cherubic foodie favorite Chef Allen Susser is redesigned, more streamlined and ready to enter the new millennium. Gone are the Miami Vice-era flourishes -- pink neon lighting, glass-block wall behind the bar, carpeting. Now the dining room has opened up, there's a warm color palette of brown and light green, dark wooden chairs and better lighting.

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May 23, 2008
Grilled Fare Doesn't Have To Be Beef
CBS News
Grilled Fare Doesn’t Have To Be Beef The holiday weekend will see millions of us in our backyards, grilling great meals. But, if you take a cue from chef Allen Susser, they won't be your typical spreads of burgers and hotdogs. Susser, an award-winner known as "Chef Allen," grilled up a feast sure to put you in the mood for summer on The Early Show Friday.

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May 2007
At The Market: Mango
Bon Appétit  by Camille Hahn
At The Market: Mango Be ready this year when the neighborhood mango trees grow heavy with a bounty of one of Florida's favorite fruits. Grab a copy of this month's Bon Appétit magazine where Chef Allen Susser has contributed recipes for an article featuring none other than the magnificent mango. Featured recipes include Grilled Tandoori-Style Chicken and Mangoes with Mango Jam Rice, Mango and Avocado Salad with Peanut Dressing, Mango Meringue Tartlets and Mango Gazpacho with Pickled Shrimp.

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Thu, Aug. 24, 2006
Mango delight: Chef Allen's spices up Miami
Miami Herald Neighbors  by Carli Teproff
CHEF ALLEN'S, KNOWN FOR ITS MANGOES AND TROPICAL FRUIT CONCOCTIONS, HAS SERVED DISHES FOR 20 YEARS IN AVENTURA. THE RESTAURANT TAKES PART IN MIAMI SPICE, WHERE DINERS CAN GET A THREE-COURSE MEAL FOR A REASONABLE PRICE

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May 01, 2006
Sugar Islands
Bon Appétit  by Chef Allen Susser
Sugar Islands Grab a copy of the May issue of Bon Appétit where Chef Allen shares recipes that transform classic desserts into tropical delights. Caribbean ingredients like guava, coconut, coffee and of course, mango are all featured. Be sure not to miss the recipe for Key Lime Cheesecake with Tropical Fruit Chutney.

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November 24, 2004
A Pricey Dinner with Ricky Martin
People Magazine  by Jon Warech, Brenda Rodriguez and KC Baker
How much do you love your favorite star? No, really, how much? In a charity auction on eBay sponsored by Godiva, fans had the chance to bid on dinner parties with stars including Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Benjamin Bratt and Sarah Jessica Parker, but the one who inspired the largest bid was Ricky Martin.

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July 24, 2004
Share Our Cents
Miami New Times
"We wanted to bring up the awareness to get the community more involved," Susser says. To that end, "several different coordinated events to support hunger relief," five total, have been scheduled from July to September -- a period of time I can't help but refer to as the "summer of love."

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July 05, 2002
The Many-Splendored Mango
The Miami Herald  by Allen Susser, Contributing Writer
The Many-Splendored Mango In an artilcle entitled "The many-splendored mango" Chef Allen was recognized for his unique understanding of cooking with mangoes. The article featured several of Chef's mango recipes, including Chicken and Green Mango Stew and Mango Split with Macadamia Nuts and Rum.

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March 06, 1991
Miami's Tropical Flavors
New York Times  by Bryan Miller
Bryan Miller of the New York Times named Chef Allen the "Ponce de Leon" of Florida Cuisine.

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America's Top Table Winner
Gourmet Magazine
America’s Top Table Winner
American Spirit
Cheers Magazine
American Spirit
Great Chefs
South Florida Magazine
Great Chefs
Mango Magic
Miami Herald Neighbors
Mango Magic
Profile
Chef Magazine
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PRESS RELEASESTop 
2005
DiRona Award Winner
DiRona Award 2005 honored only the top 300 restaurants in the United States. Chef Allen's is on the List!

2005
International Star Diamond Award Winner
Chef Allen's was awarded the 2005 International Star Diamond Award.

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2004
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Winner
This year we continued to receive the prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence recognizing the depth and breadth of our 400 bottle Cellar as well as our outstanding wine service.

2002
Golden Spoon Hall of Fame Winner
Florida Trend Magazine
Florida Trend Magazine named Chef Allen's a Golden Spoon Hall of Fame winner- one of only ten restaurants in Florida.

June, 2000
Chef Allen creates a Chef's Table
Aventura
Chef Allen, of Chef Allen's Restaurant announced today that he is creating an exciting new dining experience The Chef's Table at Chef Allen's Restaurant.

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June, 2000
Chef Allen Susser Changes Course
Aventura
As the long awaited millennium approaches and its polyglot of marketing devices reaches their calendar conclusion, the future also ushers in an unprecedented moment of brilliance and creativity -- a revolution -- in culinary process and direction.

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2003
Chef Allen appeared on WNBC TV
...noon time live - cooking a Shrimp and Mango Curry while lending his name and restaurant as a spokesman to benefit the March of Dimes - Saving Babies Together




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