‘Top Chef’ winner sued over failed Philly restaurant

A “Top Chef” winner is being sued over his failed Philadelphia restaurant.

A Lancaster contractor has claimed chef Kevin Sbraga owes $106,000 for kitchen equipment performed on the now-shuttered Juniper Commons.

Clark Food Service Equipment’s lawsuit called the South Street restaurant an “abject failure.” It closed after six months.

Sbraga referred calls to developer Carl Dranoff, according to He called the lawsuit a “routine matter” and expects it will be settled.

Sbraga won Bravo’s “Top Chef” cooking competition in 2010, impressing judges with his roasted duck dumplings.

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