SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Andre Braugher, South Orange resident and actor, was surprised with some of his favorite cooking from Hat City Kitchen when Daphne Oz, of “The Chew,” traveled to Hawaii to interview Braugher as a part of an hour-long special on ABC. 

Braugher, who often can be found at Hat City Kitchen in Orange when home, was shocked to find his favorite Creole-dishes, macaroni and cheese, blackened salmon, shrimp and grits as well as collard greens in Hawaii.  Oz visited Hat City Kitchen in Orange to watch Chef Randall Barthelemy prepare this food.

 “This is a taste of home,” said Braugher in the interview.  “This is really fantastic.”

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Braugher stars in a new action adventure drama, “Last Resort,” that premiered on ABC last month as part of the network’s fall lineup. 

All profits from Hat City Kitchen are used in the revitalization of the Valley neighborhood.  For more information about Hat City Kitchen, call 862-252-9147 or go to