McNally "has created restaurants that you want to go to, that you crave to go once a week," said Eric Ripert at last night's "An Evening of Practical Magic," a City Harvest benefit at Cipriani 42. "And I think it's pretty genius to do that.
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Ripert agreed to handicap the Outstanding Chef category for us, too. "Let me see this list," he said. "I love Jose Andres. I love Tom [Colicchio]. They're all friends of mine!