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Vinny Dotolo & Jon Shook

Why they won Because the duo have created a no-holds-barred meat-centric restaurant that has made L.A. excited to eat fried chicken livers. Born (VD) 1979 (JS) 1981 Raised (VD) Clearwater, FL (JS) South Miami, FL Education (BOTH) The culinary program at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida. Experience (BOTH) The Strand, Miami Beach; Wildflower, Vail, CO; Chadwick, Los Angeles. How they got their start (JS) “[Chef] Ben Ford hired us to cook lunch at Chadwick. But then the restaurant went out of business. So he hired us to paint his house—we hated painting, all we cared about was lunch. Soon we were cooking for Ben’s dad [Harrison Ford].” On the L.A. food scene (VD) “People out here eat like kids: hamburgers, hot dogs, doughnuts. You can tell that so much fast food started here.” Advice to aspiring chefs (JS) Eat out. “When we were 22, 23, we went to see our accountant, and he said we’d spent $150,000 on dining that year. Imagine. But it’s worth it—you get turned on to so many ideas.”
This memorable take on a Caesar salad features a sensational dressing flavored with Worcestershire sauce, anchovy, sour cream and Calabrian chiles—mild, fruity Italian peppers that are jarred in oil. Slideshow: More Salad Recipes 
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Hunting Cabin Steak
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Marinating grilled rib eye steaks in red wine, spices and citrus zest makes them exceptionally good. Slideshow: More Steak Recipes 
This is a supereasy version of the Italian-American classic, updated with quick-cooked radishes. Slideshow:  More Chicken Recipes 
Chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo grill red potatoes until crisp, then toss them with sweet homemade pickled chiles. Slideshow: More Vegetarian Recipes 
These tender scones offer an irresistible mix of sweet and salty thanks to the chopped dates in the batter and the salted butter served alongside.  Slideshow: More Breakfast Pastry Recipes 
The Supreme Pizza
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This is one of the star pizzas at L.A. restaurant Jon & Vinny's, combining provolone, mortadella, mozzarella, mustard greens and excellent Bianco DiNapoli canned tomatoes. Slideshow: More Pizza Recipes 
Sweet Pickled Fresno Chiles
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These sweet and spicy chiles are fantastic in potato salad, but they're also great on sandwiches or pasta. If you can't find Fresno chiles, use jalapeños (preferably red). Slideshow: More Vegetarian Recipes 
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Sweet Pickled Fresno Chiles
Rating: Unrated
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These sweet and spicy chiles are fantastic in potato salad, but they're also great on sandwiches or pasta. If you can't find Fresno chiles, use jalapeños (preferably red). Slideshow: More Vegetarian Recipes