|Emperor of China Grill
Chodorow Runs Hip Eateries with Fun on the Menu
BY BELINDA HULIN
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Maybe it was the salty, sultry, Miami Beach nights. Maybe it was
the bustling dining rooms, the delicious aromas wafting past the
tables, the sounds of Italian, Cuban and American voices in the
kitchens. Or maybe it was just the indulgence of tucking into a
perfect bowl of linguine with white clam sauce.
Whatever the sensory trigger, Jeffrey Chodorow, W’72, L’75,
can trace his passion for food and for the joys of restaurant
dining to his colorful, quirky childhood in South Florida. The
Bronx-born restaurant mogul moved to Miami Beach with his
mother as an infant, just after his father died.