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Chef Marcus Samuelsson opening 'comfort food' restaurant in Miami

Chef Marcus Samuelsson opening 'comfort food' restaurant in Miami

Miami is trying to rebuild a neighborhood that was once a vibrant center for black culture, and a celebrity chef is contributing what he does best: food.

Marcus Samuelsson has bought a former pool hall in Overtown and plans to open a restaurant there later this year.

A redevelopment board is already pouring tens of millions of dollars into Overtown, but Samuelsson is the first celebrity to make a commitment there. He bought the building for $1.5 million while turning down opportunities in Miami Beach.

Samuelsson's cuisine and philosophy is a study in cultural fusion, much like the man himself. He was born in Ethiopia and raised by white adoptive parents in Sweden. He...

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