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The Mango Gang rides again at SOBE Wine & Food Festival

Posted on February 25, 2017

Chef Allen Susser, one of the Mango Gang, Miami's rock star chefs.

By Lesley Abravanel
Celebrity Chefs

The original Mango gangsters of Miami’s trailblazing ’80s and ’90s food scene – Norman van Aken, Allen Susser, Douglas Rodriguez, Mark Militello, Cindy Hutson and Robin Haas reunited Friday night for a sold-out South Beach Wine and Food Festival Mango Gang reunion dinner at Hutson’s downtown restaurant Zest. The gang was aided by protégés turned rock stars in their own rights, Jeffrey Brana and Danny Serfer.

Among those in attendance, outspoken CNN pundit Ana Navarro, who was overheard telling Susser she missed him and wished he had a restaurant in Miami. Susser was flattered but basically said, been there done that and he’s happy in his current role as a chef consultant.

As for where the others currently are today, Hutson is obviously in Cor…