Tastemaker Stephanie Izard

As the first woman to win Top Chef, Izard’s Girl and the Goat restaurant is one of the hardest reservations to get in town. Her second restaurant across the street keeps a line wrapped around the block on a daily basis. Izard has won numerous accolades including Food & Wine’s Best New Chef and has been nominated for the James Beard Best Chef: Great Lakes 2012 and the winner of the James Beard Best Chef: Great Lakes 2013. Bon Appétit considers Izards a “top 10 chef” to follow on social media. Slated to open her third restaurant this fall, Duck Duck Goat , Stephanie still finds time to shop Mariano’s and cook at home with her husband Gary Valentine.

Visit Chef Stephanie's restaurant.