Best Feeder City for Nashville Chefs

Southwest still occasionally runs flight specials to Chicago for a little more than a hundred bucks round trip. But why bother with the 90-minute flight when there’s so much Windy City culinary talent right here in Music City? Check out this roster of chefs with experience in the city of the big shoulders: Josh Habiger at Bastion, Derek Brooks at the Hermitage Hotel’s Capitol Grille, Tony and Caroline Galzin of Nicky’s Coal Fired, The Catbird Seat’s Ryan Poli, Brian Riggenbach at The Mockingbird, Greg Biggers at Fort Louise and Mike Morales at Sunda. Best of all, your face won’t freeze off in November. CHRIS CHAMBERLAIN

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