Where: MoPho, New Orleans
514 City Park Ave.; 504-482-6845; mophonola.com
Why Gulotta is amazing: He’s turning out awesome, Delta-inspired Vietnamese food—like pho with oxtail and mustard greens—in a casual strip-mall restaurant that explores the seafood traditions around both Southeast Asia and the American South.
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Résumé: August, New Orleans; travel/guest chef roles in Germany at Spielweg and in Liguria, Italy; Marisol, New Orleans