Food & Wine magazine released its finalists for the Best New Chef people's choice award this week, including four of our local favorites.
But while the names included are certainly some of the best chefs in town, there's one thing they are not: new.
Kim Alter was generating buzz in 2010. Central Kitchen may have opened last year, but Thomas McNaughton was a rising star chef in 2011. And though he is indisputably one of the city's greatest prizes, Matthew Accarrino has been the toque at SPQR for nearly four years.
What gives, Food & Wine? Too many St. Patrick's Day-themed pieces to make it out to San Francisco more than once a year?
We're voting for Evan and Sarah Rich of Rich Table by default.
Take a look at the local nominees below: