Mayo: The ‘art of food, art of survival’ and end of a chapter

These last four years of food have been among the most fulfilling of my career. In this realm too, I’ve preferred small and quirky over big and trendy. Places such as Boia De (where we shot video of chef-owners Luciana Giangrandi and Alex Meyer before I could write flattering words), and Oceano Kitchen in Lantana and Escargot Bistro in Oakland Park. I’ve met so many talented chefs and bold restaurateurs, so many dedicated line cooks, servers, bartenders, managers, bussers and dishwashers. The hospitality industry will need our help something fierce in coming months.