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Behind the Swinging Doors: A Look Inside Gander's Kitchen

We stopped by the kitchen on a Monday at noon.

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Brisket

The brisket is braised, then shredded and rolled to make their brisket tots with potato and mustard.

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Plating Tomato Salad

Schenker's tattoo-covered arms delicately plates their heirloom tomato salad with burrata, Cabernet vinegar, and caraway crisps.

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Making Crackers

Their house-made crackers are 100% lard-infused. Schenker gets a look at the back of the camera after this shot and says, "That’s a good shot! Look at you!"

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Chanterelles

Chanterelles soak in water for the mushroom “Shepherd’s Pie” with thyme.

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Experimenting

The chefs experiment while the kitchen is slow. "Really, really, really good," Schenker says of this octopus dish, "It could probably use a little more spice."

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Prep in the Kitchen

On the left, a line cook removes corn from the cob, and on the right is a prep list for the day.

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Heirloom Tomato Salad

An heirloom tomato salad sits ready for the dining room.

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