My Afternoon With Hugh Acheson

by Amy Koonin

Rarely in this day and age do we see someone who lives so humbly, simply, and authentically as Hugh Acheson. Those three core principles translate into his wardrobe, personality, and on the plate.

Kevin Gillespie: Why I Left Woodfire Grill

by Duncan Connor
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In September of 2012, Kevin Gillespie announced that he would be leaving Woodfire Grill at the end of the year. The bearded chef with the pig tattoo, who was catapulted into the limelight as the Top Chef Las Vegas fan favorite a few years ago, had helmed the Cheshire Bridge restaurant since 2007. I met him in Glenwood Park, near his new restaurant, Gunshow, to talk to him about his decision to go it alone.

Next Iron Chef – Episode 4

by Duncan Connor

Last night’s continuing #nextironchef conversation on Twitter featured one chef openly tweeting while drunk about the attitude of a rival. It’s like elementary school with knives and liquor. So almost exactly like my elementary school.

Ria Pell’s Chopped Viewing Party

by Duncan Connor
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I arrived at Ria Pell’s Chopped viewing party at Sauced an hour late. I saw Fox Bros. BBQ, one of the restaurants catering Ria’s shindig, tweeted out a picture of their pork belly buns. That’s when I decided to drink up and head on over.

Next Iron Chef – Episode 3

by Duncan Connor

In episode three, the eight remaining chefs were put into head-to-head matchups, and instructed to prepare a single bite; an amuse bouche that represented the personality of their opponent, as captured by photographer Todd Selby.