2009 Year in review: In Memoriam

2009 Year in review: In Memoriam

Christian “Hitch” Albin, executive chef of The Four Seasons restaurant in New York for decades, died June 13 at the age of 62. He had been diagnosed with cancer.

Norman Brinker, the casual-dining pioneer who created such groundbreaking concepts as Steak & Ale and Bennigan’s and developed Chili’s Grill & Bar, died June 9 of pneumonia complications at the age of 78. He also is responsible for inspiring and mentoring many of the top

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