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August 09, 2005


At GIGI Bistro in the Design District, where the Left Bank takes an urban detour, chef de cuisine Ricky Lopez not only cooks up fantastic steak au poivre avec frites, but great stories of his days as the personal chef for Sean P. Diddy Combs on Star Island. Combs, it seems, will only eat chicken--at every meal. Even breakfast, when he would eat grits--and chicken.