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Nickel City Chef XVII: Van Wagner vs. Mercado in Battle: Greens (Pt. 1)

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The 17th episode of Nickel City Chef took place on Feb 20, 2012 at Artisan Kitchens & Baths. It saw Challenging Chef Frank Mercado of M&T Bank's Executive Dining Room take on Nickel City Chef Krista Van Wagner of Curly's in a culinary battle featuring a selection of mache, baby spinach, and watercress from Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP), an urban farm on Buffalo's West Side. Judges for the day included hospitality consultant John Bourdage, executive chef and winner from last season's series, Mary Ann Giordano, and Nelson Starr, an inductee into Buffalo's Music Hall of Fame and host of "Buffalo. For Real TV." As always, our show was hosted by Bert Gambini and Chef Mike Andrzejewski. Nickel City Chef is a Feed Your Soul Production. Photography by Wabi Sabi Foto. Film by Nathan Peracciny. www.EatLocalBuffalo.com or www.NickelCityChef.com