"It's fantastic that Jamie, who champions offal and serves calf's brain ravioli and blood sausage pepperoni pizza, has such a huge following," Food & Wine editor in chief Dana Cowin said in a statement.
The other finalists from each region included the following:
- Midwest: Lee Richardson, Ashley's at the Capital Hotel, Little Rock, AR
- Pacific: Ricardo Zarate, Mo-Chica, Los Angeles, CA
- Southwest: Tim Byres, Smoke, Dallas, TX
- Northwest: Jason Franey, Canlis, Seattle, WA
- Southeast: Bryan Emperor, Kalu, Charlotte, NC
- New York Area: David Felton, Ninety Acres, Peapack-Gladstone, NJ
- Great Lakes: Jose Salazar, The Palace, Cincinnati, OH
- Mid-Atlantic: Kyle Bailey, Birch & Barley, Washington, DC
- Gulf Coast: James Lewis, Bettola, Birmingham, AL
Have you ever tried the food from any of these regional superstars?