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Mexique's Chef Carlos Gaytan, after TOP CHEFBy Kevin PangTribune reporter10:27 a.m. CDT, March 26, 2014A miracle is a coincidence you know can't be a coincidence. How else could Carlos Gaytan explain what happened 17 months ago — with his West Town restaurant Mexique spiraling into debt, he and his wife, Iliamar, decided it could no longer go on. They owed $17,000 in back taxes, and business was drying up. It was a Monday. They would let their business and liquor license lapse after it expired Friday.In their living room above the restaurant, the two dropped to their knees. "If it was meant to be, we'll close our doors," he prayed. "If not, give us a sign." The next ...
Posted Apr 4, 2014, 6:29 AM by Rafael Iriarte