Despite the economic recession, this has been a great year for a select group of restaurant chefs, like Alice Waters, who headed up the first-ever Slow Food Nation; Grant Achatz, who beat tongue cancer, won this year's James Beard Award for outstanding chef, and recently appeared on Top Chef; and David Chang, whose Momofuku restaurants have an unprecedented cult popularity. Tell me: Which one of these restaurant chefs do you think is the Best of 2008?

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