Thursday, April 2, 2009

Breaking News: Linton Hopkins named to Food & Wine's Best New Chefs of 2009 List

Hello from Chicago! How tragic is this - I'm in one of the world's great eating cities, one the Boyfriend and I have desperately been wanting to plan a trip to for eating purposes, and instead of dining out at the likes L2o or Blackbird, I ate alone tonight at a cruddy hotel Italian joint in the suburbs. Sigh...great food is so close and yet so far away!

In better news, my beloved Food and Wine magazine has just named its best new chefs of 2009. Linton Hopkins of restaurant Eugene and Holeman & Finch has made the cut! He's also one of two GA chefs nominated for a James Beard award, so clearly this has been a very, very good year for Mr. Hopkins. Although not a new chef per se, he fits F&W's criteria of not being at the helm for longer than 5-years.

I am a huge fan of H&F, especially the divine fried oysters and post-10 pm burger, so I'm not surprised he's garnering national attention! Congrats, Chef Hopkins!

Check out the full F&W Best New Chef's list.

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