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Brown Butter's Dayne Womax Wins Big at Emerging Chefs Challenge

Plus, Danny Meyer on modern service and the Brennans and more.


MID CITY— Brown Butter chef Dayne Womax took the win at Gambit's Emerging Chefs Challenge on July 8 with a boneless beef short rib and grits. Get thee to the Mid City eatery for some Bible Belt comfort food and a beer. [Gambit]

NOLA— Iconic NYC restaurateur Danny Meyer (Tales of the Cocktail's keynote speaker) calls the Brennan family 'pioneers' of the modern restaurant group concept this week : "They were able to do it early on without people looking at them like they'd done something wrong. It almost took a family, a mom-and-pop business, to choose to be a restaurant group and pave the way for the rest of us." []

QUARTER— Chef Tom Wolfe has just lightened up the Rib Room's menu for summer. New dishes include chilled roasted red beets with Louisiana crabmeat, beef carpaccio and more.  Peep the dinner menu here. [Eaterwire]