2011 Trailblazing Chef Award Winners

These seven chefs are setting the pace for important trends in American restaurants: neighborliness, authenticity, innovation, and more. Prepare to be inspired.

Nate Allen: The Small-Town Chef Award 2011
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The Small-Town Chef Award

Nate Allen
Age: 34
Restaurant: Knife & Fork
Location: Spruce Pine, N.C.

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25 Best Vegetarian

Whether you have made the full vegetarian plunge or just want to mix it up, sans the meat, once a week, these healthy, meatless main dishes will have you swooning.

Fontal Polenta with Mushroom Sauté