Hall of Fame Best New Chefs: Hometown Heroes
These chefs stay loyal to the cities that launched their careers, opening two (or three, or four) terrific restaurants there.
F&W Best New Chef 1999 Paul Kahan
Paul Kahan is a big fan of chicken thighs because they have so much flavor and are so inexpensive—the best of both worlds. He braises the thighs in beer to make an excellent spring stew that he (naturally) pairs with more beer.