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From ’80s Guitarist to Northfield Chef, Eddie Berner Has Plenty of Stories

The crowd had died down at Blackwood’s Deli. A few customers who had finished eating were getting ready to leave. The deli on Tilton Road in Northfield was slow for a lunch shift, but in the back kitchen you could see Eddie Berner working on a pot of soup. Customers would never know the man cooking their wings and sandwiches was once the lead guitarist for a band that was a staple for ’80s new-wave music. Berner, who works six days a week at Blackwoods, toured with A Flock of Seagulls for more than a decade. The band’s hit, “I…

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