The Top 10 Chefs You Need To Know In Atlanta

New York may be a culinary mecca, but it’s not the be-all and end-all of food talent. And as such, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight celebrity, notable, or otherwise up-and-coming chefs you should know about across the country.

Whether you’re taking a trip to Louisville and looking for a great place to eat (Ed Lee’s restaurant, duh), or are a Charlottesville local who wants to know which chefs you can defend to the self-righteous hometown death (particularly if they secure a spot on Top Chef or Chopped), we’re here to give you the heads up on which chefs you need to know in your city — and why.

This week’s edition? Top 10 Chefs You Should Know: Atlanta.

Did we miss anyone? Let us know in the comments. And send your nominations for future editions to

This story was originally published on November 13, 2012.

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