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.
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.
Whether you’re taking a trip to Louisville and looking for a great place to eat (Ed Lee’s restaurant, duh), or are a Charlottesville local who wants to know which chefs you can defend to the self-righteous hometown death (particularly if they secure a spot on Top Chef or Chopped), we’re here to give you the heads up on which chefs you need to know in your city — and why.
This week’s edition? Top 10 Chefs You Should Know: Cleveland. Certain hometown James Beard Award-winning authors are the first to admit there’s just a touch of chain restaurant addiction plaguing The Cleve, and perhaps more than a touch of general, area-wide kvetching about how much “downtown” “fine dining” costs. For the uninitiated of the Cleveland food scene, start forking over your hard-earned cash at these chefs’ restaurants. For those of you who already know and love these guys, brush your shoulders off.