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Charlie Palmer lost a good chef in Amar Santana, but to know the guy’s upward career path is to have anticipated his inevitable departure. Santana began cooking at 16 in New...


A Standing Ovation

By Dennis Myers, Writing Chef™

I don’t do restaurant reviews, so I have no rating system like five stars or 10 spoons. But, after dinner at Broadway by Amar Santana, I felt...


Coast Magazine

Amar Santana, former executive chef at Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale’s South Coast Plaza is readying his own new restaurant, Broadway by Amar Santa, in Laguna Beach. The...


Broadway Debut

by Christopher Luu | Riviera Orange County

When foodies learned that Amar Santana was leaving his post at Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale’s South Coast Plaza, the culinary...