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Illium Cafe Owner Wins Food Network Competition

Marla Ortega, of Troy, is now $18,000 richer—and a little more famous—after beating several other chefs on The Food Network’s ”Guy’s Grocery Games.”

The episode in which the Illium Cafe owner won aired this weekend.

Marla’s winning dishes, eggs benedict and pasta with clams and mussels, won her the money, which she will be using for her son’s college scholarship fund, according to WNYT.

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