• Gabe Barker's Hometown Pizzeria Is Winning Over Locals

    4 monthes ago - By Eater

    After learning from the best, the chef headed back to the South to open a place of his own When I called Gabe Barker at Pizzeria Mercato , his Carrboro, North Carolina-based restaurant, his dad answered the phone. This wasn't a surprise - after all, twenty-nine-year-old Barker opened the pizza spot in 2016 with his mom and dad, who had twenty-six years of experience under their belts as owners of beloved, now-closed Durham restaurant Magnolia Grill. It was Barker's parents, Ben and Karen, who convinced him to return to his hometown after he spent several years in kitchens in San...
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