Because it's the worst month of the year (seriously, January = the worst) and we need some new shows to binge on, we cannot wait for the Tom Colicchio/Gordon Ramsay iteration of Best New Restaurant to premiere on Bravo already. Good thing we have an exclusive sneak peek at the first episode!
Let's recap: Dominique Ansel has his own epononymous bakery, Dominique Ansel Bakery. Then he announced plans to open up a more "dessert restaurant," if you will, called Dominique Ansel Kitchen. Now comes the news that Ansel will also open a tasting table, called UP (short for "unlimited possibilities").
This list was originally published on March 22, 2013.
New York may be a culinary mecca, but it’s not the be-all and end-all of food talent. As such, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight celebrity, notable, or otherwise up-and-coming chefs you should know about across the country. Check out the full list here.
San Diego, California is a solid three-hour drive from the bright lights and big-time toques of Los Angeles, but in the last few years the So-Cal city has been holding its own in in terms of a burgeoning food scene. The main reason, though, that we’d like to tip our hats to the surf spot is because no San Diego chef or restaurant has ever won a James Beard “Best” award. Now, that’s just a shame.
But it’s not for lack of trying. In January 2011 a culinary tour company called Bite San Diego launched, taking taste-happy tourists to be a part of the action at the scene-iest restaurants of the day. Of course, the Chef-Mentor we love to hate, Brian Malarkey had his Top Chef debut way back in 2007, and has had a TV renaissance of sorts on this year’s The Taste. So, brush your sandy shoulders off, San Diego. We’d say, you’ve arrived.