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April 1, 2022

Where Chefs Eat: Another Food Truck’s Anthony Denning

This new father and chef to watch has an extensive international palate

Folks in the restaurant industry know good food, so we want to know where they eat when they’re not cooking. In this series, we ask a local chef, bartender, restaurateur, or server to share their favorite restaurants in town and what they order there. This week, we interviewed Anthony Denning, owner and chef of Another Food Truck. Denning enjoys putting his modern twist on Southern and Northeastern dishes, but when he’s going out to eat, he favors cuisines from all parts of the world. 

Punta Cana, LoSo
A Dominican bistro that offers karaoke, cocktails, and classic Dominican dishes
Anthony’s order: Chuleta frita (fried pork chops)

Pho Hoa Noodle Soup, Plaza Midwood
A casual chain restaurant specializing in pho, sushi, and healthy Vietnamese dishes
Anthony’s order: Cơm Sườn Nường Xả Trứng Chiên (grilled lemongrass pork chop and fried egg)

La Ceiba Bar and Grill, East Charlotte
A family-friendly restaurant with an extensive menu of Latin American dishes
Anthony’s order: Carne Asada Mexicana 

What the Fries, Pineville
A popular food truck-turned-restaurant specializing in fries, wings, and more
Anthony’s order: Steak and shrimp hibachi fries
Pro tip: Always order the dessert special 

Ru San’s, Myers Park
A casual eatery specializing in popular Japanese dishes, sushi, and seafood
Anthony’s order: Beef fried rice

More from this series:

Patrick Gourmet’s Patrick Garrivier
Counter-‘s Sam Hart
Community Matters Cafe’s Ashley Anna Tuttle

Your Farms, Your Table’s Sam Diminich
Para’s Alex Verica

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