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Mimi's Cafe Corn Chowder

By Todd Wilbur

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Arthur Simms was in the restaurant business for many years before he opened the first Mimi's Cafe with his son, Tom, in Anaheim, California in 1978. Back in the Golden Age of Hollywood Arthur was the guy running things in the MGM Studios commissary where, on any given day, Jean Harlow, Clark Gable and Judy Garland might stop in for a grazing. Arthur named his New Orleans-influenced, bistro-style restaurant after a woman he met and fell in love with in Paris during the war. Today it's Tom who runs the show at this growing 93-unit chain where regulars return for the staple favorites including the French Market Onion Soup, Carrot Raisin Bread and the delicious corn chowder, cloned right here.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur.

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Kristen D.
Feb 12, 2013, 23:00

Another great recipe-very close to Mimi's. If anything it's better.

Feb 6, 2009, 23:00

I substituted chicken broth for the water and used 1/2 of low fat milk and the other 1/2 and 1/2. My family loved this soup.