New West chef “godfather of the city’s food scene”

Movers & Shakers

Step aside Vito Corleone – there’s a new godfather in town.

Sam Fabbro, executive chef at El Santo on Columbia Street and Amaranthus in River Market at the Quay, is among the 40 finalists for Western Living magazine’s Foodies of  the Year.

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“New West’s cool factor continues to grow, thanks largely in part to culinary offerings like Fabbro’s,” said the WL website. “His Northern Mexican fare impressed at El Santo, and now with the opening of plant-based Amaranthus at River Market, he’s officially the godfather of the city’s food scene.

The 2019 Foodies of the Year finalists include chefs, activists, restaurateurs, sommeliers, brewmasters, writers and distillers. The Top 10 Foodies of the Year winners will be announced July 12 and will be featured in the July/August issue of Western Living.

“Every year we scour Western Canada for the people making this a delicious place to live—and every year we’re blown away by the fresh faces and astounding accomplishments that shape our region’s incredible food scene,” said the WL website. “It’s why putting together our annual Foodies of the Year list is such a thrill: it’s our chance to celebrate and honour the taste-makers and risk-takers shifting the needle.”

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