New York may be a culinary mecca, but it’s not the be-all and end-all of food talent. 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, we visit the Coachella Valley for
obvious, timely, and topical reasons. Granted, most of these chefs are one-time-only visitors to the area at the helm of their trucks for the festival, but we’ve included a few Coachella Valley brick-and-mortar locations for you to check out on your long and dusty drive. Staying well-fed and hydrated is important! You need to be at your sharpest, mentally, to be able to spot Kristen Stewart going incognito as your bi-curious pixie dream girl.
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Co-founder of Space X, PayPal and Tesla Motors, Musk has a net worth of approximately $2 billion. The engineer and entrepreneur with a South-African/Canadian background, has contributed to both Republicans and Democrats. He has donated to Rep.
Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). However, most of his contributions have gone to Democratic politicians and PACs. He donated to Sens. Ben Nelson (D-FL), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Jeff Bingaman (D-NM). In 2011, he contributed to Ppresident Barack Obama $5,000 and $30,500 to DNC Services PAC. Huffington Post’s “ Fundrace” section notes that 100 percent of Musk’s donations went to Democrats in the 2010 cycle while only 48 percent of his contributions went to GOP candidates and causes thus far in the 212 cycle. Early this year, Mitt Romney singled Musk out in an editorial in the as a “major Democratic donor.” Orange County Register
The CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs,
Lloyd Blankfein describes himself as a “ registered Democrat and a Rockefeller Republican” (i.e. no friend of the tea party). In the past, he has donated to Republican senatorial campaigns like those of Richard Shelby (R-AL), Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and New York Senate candidate Alfonse D’Amato. However, most of his contributions go to Democrats including the presidential campaigns of Bill Bradley, Al Gore, Dick Gephardt, Chris Dodd and Hillary Clinton. He has contributed to the Senate campaigns of number of prominent Democratic senators including New York's Chuck Schumer and Massachusetts' John Kerry and former New Jersey Sen. (and colleague) Jon Corzine.
JP Morgan Chase’s chairman and CEO found himself in a bit of hot water when it was revealed that his firm had made several risky investments and lost their investors
$2 billion. Many commentators speculated that Dimon’s actions could further tarnish the image of Wall Street as an unregulated casino that is, at least partially, responsible for the United States’ persistent fiscal slump. Fortunately for Dimon's political position, he contributes 46 percent of his political contributions to Democrats and only 8 percent to Republicans. Since 1984, Dimon has contributed nearly $300,000 to Democrats and only $55,800 to Republican candidates. He has contributed tens of thousands to state and national Democratic committees while contributing just $500 to the Club for Growth – in the 1980s.
The Chairman and CEO of Kenneth Cole Products, Cole has an estimated net worth of over $100 million. Cole donates exclusively to Democratic candidates including House Reps.
Nita Lowery (D-NY) and Jerold Nadler (D-NY) as well as Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Al Franken (D-MN). He has contributed to Barack Obama’s senate and presidential bids and has been an active Democratic donor since 1995 when he donated to Bill Clinton’s campaign and contributed $20,000 to the DNC Services PAC.
The recently retired CEO of Morgan Stanley was a Republican who lost faith in the party towards the end of the Bush administration – but he may be regaining it in the Obama-era.
Slate Magazine profiled Mack in 2007 when he was a prominent backer of George W. Bush from 2000 who jumped off the Republican ship to support then-Sen. Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency both in rhetorical support and dollar donations. He also contributed to Democratic Sens. Harry Reid and Max Baucus. In 2010, Mack edged back towards the GOP, donating to both Rep. Ben Quayle (R-AZ) and Sen. Rob Portman’s (R-OH) campaigns. However, he kept his toe in Democratic waters by offering significant financial support for liberal Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD).
Co-founder and chairman of the board at the Washington-based wholesale firm Costco, Brotman made $3 million last year in compensation.
49 percent of his political contributions go to Democrats while only 10 percent go to Republicans. He has given financial support to the presidential campaigns of former Vice President Al Gore, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC). He has also supported Washington state Democrats like Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA) over the years. He donated more than $60,000 primarily to Democratic committees and PACs as well. Brotman last donated to Washington state’s Republican party in 1992.
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