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Randy Rucker at the end of his Rainbow Lodge days

Randy Rucker at the end of his Rainbow Lodge days

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I guess we'll call it a case of wanderlust: Rainbow Lodge has confirmed that Randy Rucker resigned as executive chef, planning to head south to help some friends open a restaurant. Way south, as in South America—Lima, Peru to be exact. It's a loss to the Houston restaurant scene, as Rucker was really beginning to come into his own at Rainbow Lodge, as evidenced by rave reviews from the likes of Alison Cook and a nomination for Houston's Up-and-Coming Chef of the Year by local foodie staple My Table magazine. (He may yet win, it'll be announced at the Houston Culinary Awards at Reef on October 4.) Hasta luego, Randy, don't forget to visit and bring us some kick-ass authentic ceviche recipes.