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The Chef Who Traded Manhattan for a Smaller Island to Open Up His World

The curious case of Gerardo Gonzalez

El Rey’s storefront, featuring a large open window with outdoor bar seating.
Photo: El Rey NYC

The day before Gerardo Gonzalez moved from New York City to Grand Cayman in October 2018, he biked to Times Square and looked up at a billboard featuring a slender, blue-eyed Mexican American man. He turned his gaze toward the tourists at the intersection of 42nd Street and…

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