New Chef at Mortons, The Steakhouse in White Plains

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Eric Dewes, above, who took over Morton’s kitchen on the Monday before Thanksgiving, says, “If you’ve eaten here any night since November, I probably cooked your food.”

Dewes, who is only 30, is no stranger to the restaurant scene. “I’ve done everything from turn-and-burn to fine French,” he says. He’s been a chef for 12 years, has a bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales, and comes most recently from Morton’s in Hackensack, N.J. His menu picks: “I love all our steaks.” He’s crazy about the Lyonnaise potatoes cooked with caramelized onions, but “you can’t eat them every day, they’re cooked in bacon fat!” — Jessica Rao

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