One of the most memorable contestants on Top Chef All-Stars season, Chef Tre Wilcox is now the Executive Chef at Marquee Grill in Dallas. This popular new restaurant and bar is located in the center of town in Highland Park Village (above the Highland Park Village Theater). The brunch menu features some of Tre's most memorable dishes, such as his mouthwatering "Bacon" and Waffles plate. After hours, the bar is one of Dallas' newest hot spots and a place to see and be seen.
Tiffani Faison–once a runner up on Top Chef, and a competitor on Top Chef All Stars–has brought hard to find real Texas BBQ to Boston. Her first restaurant, Sweet Cheeks, is a down home “dive” where tables are made from former church doors and bowling alley lanes, and drinks are served from recycled mason jars. If a Top Chef at the helm and casual ambiance are not enough to lure you in, then the fork-tender meats that grace the menu at Sweet Cheeks certainly will.
Lofaso's Lemon Pepper Shrimp With Crystal's Aioli — Photo courtesy of Antonia Lofaso
Black Market Liquor Bar in Los Angeles expertly merges handcrafted specialty cocktails with fantastic cuisine whipped up by Executive Chef Antonia Lofaso, a Top Chef All-Stars finalist. Fresh farmer's market ingredients and a rotating seasonal menu featuring foods from all over the globe–including Lofaso's trademark mussels–are served with a dizzying selection of beer and wine at Studio City's first gastro-pub. A native of Sherman Oaks, Lofaso relishes creating unique and flavorful dishes like Oxtail Ragu and roasted beet salad to her fellow San Fernando Valley foodies!
Steak At STK Las Vegas — Photo courtesy of STK Las Vegas
Top Chef competitor Stephen Hopcraft was the executive chef at one of Michael Mina's Las Vegas restaurants when he competed in Season 7, but today he's at the helm of STK at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. STK's innovative take on steakhouse fare includes listing steaks under small, medium, and large categories, and Hopcraft's imaginative toppings, like foie gras butter, put a new twist on the traditional steakhouse favorites. With an emphasis on fresh, seasonal, and inventive ingredients, this chef shows off his impressive skills.