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2008_chef_angelo_sosa.jpgSome exciting Merkato rumors from the tipline: "On the heels of Marcus Samuelsson leaving Merkato 55...ANGELO SOSA named CHEF of Merkato 55 effective immediately. His first day was 8/7/08." No word yet on what role, if any, chef Andrea Bergquist will play, but Sosa is a serious (and excellent) addition. The chef nailed it at Yumcha, fell off the face of the earth, resurfaced briefly at Buddakan and played a serious role in getting the restaurant two stars. Not that he's going to do it, but with some tweaks, we could see him adding significant Eastern influences. If the rumors are true, expect a re-review in 6-9 months. [EaterWire]

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