NEW YORK Michael Ronis, founding chef for the Alicart Restaurant Group, operator of such popular concepts as Carmine’s, Virgil’s BBQ, Artie’s and Gabriela’s, died late last month after a long bout with cancer. He was 60 years old. Ronis, a restaurant industry veteran of more than 20 years, began his career as sous chef at Dock’s, an upscale casual seafood restaurant in New York. He then moved to become the opening chef for Alicart’s Carmine’s restaurant, a well known, family-style Italian ...

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