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Dale Talde
Dale Talde

by Alyssa Bereznak, Vanity Fair; photographs and captions by Dale Talde

You may know Dale Talde as the lovable two-time cheftestant who didn't quite make it to the finish line on Bravo's Top Chef. But the ambitious Asian-fusion connoisseur is now making a local name for himself in Park Slope, Brooklyn, where he presides over Talde -- a nearly year-old restaurant that's serving up pretzel, pork, and chive dumplings for the Seventh Avenue set -- and, as of August, Pork Slope. The offbeat bar is inspired by Patrick Swayze's 1989 action film, Road House, offering St. Louis-style ribs and house-smoked meats to go with a bevy of American whiskies. Herewith, a collection of Talde's latest culinary pursuits, including action shots from an epic Governer's Island cook-off and Mario Batali-inspired grilled corn.

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