Audarshia Townsend, 312 Dining Diva "I was bummed that Bruce Sherman (of North Pond) was overlooked for a Michelin star. If anyone deserved one it was this hard-working chef. He's a pioneer and the snub was unacceptable."
Charlie McKenna, Chef/Owner, Lillie's Q "Blatant copycats who lack originality. You know who you are. Also, the Michelin Guide is an absolute joke — it’s really just a parody of a parody."
Jason Hammel, Chef/Owner, Lula Cafe/ Nightwood "That there is still no movement for a central market in Chicago like in Cleveland. That the Mayor hasn't made access to healthy food a centerpiece of his administration. That the summer ended too soon." Tony Mantuano, Chef/Owner, Spiaggia "I was rooting for Sarah Grueneberg, executive chef at Spiaggia, to win Top Chef. We’re all so proud of all she accomplished while on the show and being named runner-up. Also, barrel-aged cocktails. I’m mostly a wine drinker, but when I drink a cocktail, I prefer a fresh one."