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Issued : Sunday, February 17, 2013 02:45 PM
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PR’s ‘foodie’ scene gets big exposure

By CB Online Staff

Puerto Rico’s restaurant scene continues to grab global attention as the government’s tourism agency touts the island as a dining destination.

The Food Network is profiling Puerto Rico late-night hotspot Oceano in its latest episode of “Chef Wanted” this weekend.

Show host Anne Burrell brings in four potential chef candidates for the eatery in the heart of San Juan’s Condado tourism district. The competitors for the top job at Oceano are challenged to create two dishes: a gourmet version of a traditional Puerto Rican dish and a signature “sexy” dish for Oceano's menu.

The two remaining chefs face the toughest test, running dinner service for an evening: One chef has to battle differences with the kitchen staff, while the other makes an executive decision that turns their hopes around.

The episode will air on the Food Network on Sunday night at 10 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Washington Post published a long article last week on the strides made in the healthy and vegetarian restaurant scene in Puerto Rico.

To read the full article, “Puerto Rican food, beyond rice and beans,” click here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/puerto-rican-food-beyond-rice-and-beans/2013/02/14/3228147c-722d-11e2-ac36-3d8d9dcaa2e2_story.html

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