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AWFF ChefWatch

Chefs from all over the country descended on our fair city for AWFF festivities this weekend, so it's no surprise we received a few sightings from the tipline. First, Eric Ripert was spotted shopping in Beverly Hills: "He was just in Taschen (book store) very interested in the cookbooks. Perhaps he's just jittery in advance of his new book's release this November, or perhaps he's in town for more exciting endeavors (scouting for a new restaurant? to pick up tips on how to lure Speidi to one of his joints? to guest judge an LA ep of Top Chef?)" Of course, it was for the big-ticket dinner that rounded out the AWFF weekend. Joel Robuchon, also in town for that dinner, was spotted at Pizzeria Mozza for lunch on Saturday, and when we drove by Spago last night, he was on the sidewalk taking pictures with fans. [Eater Inbox]

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