Ryland Worrell of Picasso

Worrell is a North Carolinian with a slow, self-assured drawl. He’s 6-foot-3, always impeccably dressed, moves like a trained dancer and has been at Picasso since the very beginning—about 12 years.

But what’s even more impressive is his memory. If you’ve dined here before, he’ll somehow remember your name, and maybe even greet you as an old friend.

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