A photo has gone viral of Guy Fieri dumping out what we can only assume to be pounds upon pounds of nachos out of a trash can during South Beach Wine & Food Festival. That's a lot of nachos, and yet we still think he's thinking too small. Surely there are bigger, grander vessels out of which to pour nachos from!
It’s all about the Dad (finally!)! He’s got a new scheme for the restaurant! Well, I guess we know where Eddie Huang gets it from. This time, it’s a billboard advertising the restaurant at the longest stoplight in town. This is where the homeless guy reminds people they are hungry. Initially things go well with the signage -- so good, in fact, that Mom and Dad get invited to a charity dinner at the country club. Mom really wants to go because of the movie Caddyshack, her favorite movie set in a country club. "So much yelling, it’s so good.” I’m sure I tread on some cult classic ground when I say, no, no it wasn’t.
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.