Chef Keen Zheng, in perhaps the most surprising move ever, left his job at acclaimed New York restaurant Sushi Nakazawa (New York Times critic Pete Wells gave it four stars) to come to Nebraska.

This is the 17th year that Phillips, an orthopedic surgeon, and his partner in barbecue, Phil Davidson, a physical therapist, have led a motley crew of cooks — known as LYC BBQ, which stands for “last year’s champions” — in creating a giant dinner. It’s a tasty way to kick off the series for the teams and staff either returning to or setting foot in Omaha for the first time.

If you arrive at this year’s College World Series hungry, trust me. You won’t leave that way.

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