Brad Kilgore Restaurant: AlterLocation: MiamiIn an unassuming concrete building in Miami's groovy Wynwood neighborhood, Brad Kilgore serves some of the most playfully brilliant dishes in the country. He makes grits with malted yogurt, then tops them with red onion caramel, wild garlic oil and smoked peanuts. The 30-year-old chef got an early start: Hired as a kid to wash dishes in a Kansas diner, he learned the ropes so fast he was cooking breakfasts at the age of 11. Today, he mentors at-risk teenagers in a food-truck venture. "I taught them to make dishes that are a little different, like bacon-wrapped hot dogs with kimchi guacamole." About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.