Iron Chef to Open Restaurant in O.C.

Orange County's going to be home to a restaurant by an Iron Chef. No, not Batali. No, not Morimoto either. It's Cat Cora -- the lone female Iron Chef.

But first, let me clarify that the planned restaurant -- called CCQ for Cat Cora's 'Que -- is actually going to be paired up with Nancy Silverton's La Brea Bakery and a burger bar by Marcus Samuelsson. Not only that, all three will be housed together inside the Macy's at South Coast Plaza.

Also, according to QSR Magazine, she'll be sharing seating, staff, and the kitchen with the other two concepts.

If all goes to plan, CCQ's expected do riffs on all kinds of BBQ, not the stuff you'd find just about everywhere now. Caribbean jerk and Argentinean chimichurri, for example.

Though I'm not sure what the restaurant will actually look like, judging from these details, I'd have to guess it'll be some sort of food court hybrid. But don't sigh just yet. At least it's something. Just be glad it's Cora and not Bobby Flay.


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