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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

First Look: Teranga Grill Cooks Up Afro-Caribbean Cuisine in Union Station

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Even though the thief got away, Thiam remained optimistic and continues to welcome guests into his businesses with open arms. After all, Teranga Grill was named after an important principle from his Senegalese heritage -- "teranga" means hospitality.

Prep cook Orlando Nabors, chef-owner Alioun Thiam and assistant chef Joseph Rogers in the kitchen. - MABEL SUEN
  • Mabel Suen
  • Prep cook Orlando Nabors, chef-owner Alioun Thiam and assistant chef Joseph Rogers in the kitchen.

With assistant chef Joseph Rogers (formerly from kitchens such as the now-defunct Ethiopian Delmar Loop restaurant Red Sea) and a couple more helping hands, Thiam serves up dishes he developed while catering out of his home kitchen for Club Viva's former weekly reggae nights and various other events such as Festival of Nations over the past four years.

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