Best chef 2013: Michael Keaveny at tavola

Best chef 2013: Michael Keaveny at tavola

Michael Keaveny at tavola

826 Hinton Ave.

Angelo Vangelopoulos at Ivy Inn
2244 Old Ivy Rd.

Once upon a time, a chef’s hat had 100 pleats to signify that he know how to prepare eggs 100 ways. You won’t see a traditional chef’s hat on winner Michael Keaveny (in fact, he’s taken a more supervisory role at tavola as of late, handing the reins to executive chef Loren Mendosa) or runner-up Angelo Vangelopoulos, but readers know those things are just for show anyway. The proof is in the pudding. Or, the pappardelle, as the case may be.

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