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Chick-fil-A's new sandwich has Charleston origin story

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Chick-fil-A’s cauliflower sandwich just rolled out in test markets this week, but Charlestonians got a crack at its predecessor a decade ago.

“I remember it quite clearly,” Chick-fil-A lead culinary developer Stuart Tracy said of his first encounter with fried cauliflower, which occurred when he was chef of Butcher & Bee in Charleston. To prepare for a 2013 Charleston Wine + Food dinner with Zahav chef Michael Solomonov, he worked a shift at his Philadelphia restaurant.

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