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F&W Best New Chefs: Animal Guys Honored, Talk Future

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As expected, the Animal boys—Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo—are indeed the lone Los Angeles representatives in Food & Wine's Best New Chefs issue. As for the other nine inductees into the esteemed Hall of Fame, congrats are also in order to the following:

Naomi Pomeroy, Beast (Portland)
Barry Maiden, Hungry Mother (Cambridge)
Kelly English, Iris (Memphis)
Nate Appleman, A16 (San Francisco)
Bryan Caswell, Reef (Houston)
Christopher Kostow, Meadowood (Napa)
Mark Fuller, Spring Hill (Seattle)
Linton Hopkins, Eugene (Atlanta)
Paul Liebrandt, Corton (NYC)

Eater NY has a full recap of the festive awards ceremony (complete with Rocco DiSpirito sightings!). And just in case you haven't received your fill of Animalage lately, Dotolo shares this gem of future dreams: "I'd like to open a barbecue restaurant, a sandwich shop and a good coffee shop/breakfast place. But not all in one." Brace.
· Best New Chefs 2009 [F&W]
· Animal Guys Likely Among F&W Best New Chefs [~ELA~]
· Hangover Observations: Food & Wine's Best New Chefs '09 [~ENY~]

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