Every Year Food and Wine picks out emerging chefs, all shiny and relatively new, to celebrate and honor. This year, we have no objection to their nominating Colorado’s own Lon Symensma and Will Nolan — although we balked at being placed in “the southwest.” Food and Wine invites you read more about them and to vote — it’s your civilized duty.
RESTAURANT ChoLon LOCATION Denver, CO
WHY HE’S AMAZING Because he combines his Michelin-starred experience and yen for Asian street food to make Vietnamese dishes that are tasty and beautiful.(Read a review)
RESTAURANT Eight K LOCATION Snowmass Village, CO
WHY HE’S AMAZING Because he’s honoring his Louisiana heritage by creating refined Creole comfort food at a prestigious Aspen ski resort.(Read a review)