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Is Blais California bound?


Is Richard Blais California bound?

Eater Atlanta is reporting that the Top Chef behind the Spence, Flip, and HD1, and the new cookbook, “Try This At Home, has put a bid on a house in the East Bay area.

Here’s the link to the post:

— By Bob Townsend, Food and More blog.

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Krystle Meyer

March 13th, 2013
2:50 pm

Well he’s not really in the kitchen here, so I doubt it’ll make a difference.

Native Atlantan

March 13th, 2013
3:14 pm

Good for Richard. He’ll do really well in the Bay area. Loss for Atlanta….but he’s deserving of bigger things.


March 13th, 2013
3:50 pm

East Bay, as in Panama City, Fla.? Maybe he’s going to work for Angelo’s Steak Pit.


March 13th, 2013
4:46 pm

Good riddance!


March 13th, 2013
4:47 pm

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March 13th, 2013
5:44 pm

No big loss to Atlanta.


March 13th, 2013
9:03 pm

Can he take those overpriced burgers with him?


March 14th, 2013
9:11 am

remarkable the negative comments in reaction to this. whether Blais and his concepts are your cup of tea is beside the point; he has been a net positive to Atlanta and been of benefit to the community. sad that some people can’t recognize the impact others make just because it’s not in their comfort zone.

david c

March 14th, 2013
9:54 am

So long, faux-Hawk!

Jim S.

March 14th, 2013
10:11 am

I’m a fan of both Flip and HD1, so I hope he remains involved in those restaurants. I found it to be a point of pride when he won the Top Chef competition because of his affiliation with Atlanta…of course I may simply suffer from an incurable case of Southern Inferiority Complex.


March 14th, 2013
11:53 am

I heard this guy on the radio a few weeks ago on WSB. He sounded cool, but Neal Boortz EX (producer) seemed so off the wall in love with him I was expecting the sound of a sliding zipper and moans and groans.

The Dude

March 14th, 2013
12:18 pm

As soon as anybody gets a couple of nickels to rub together and a little name recognition, they are out of this place. Just the way it is…Atlanta will never keep it’s best and brightest, and it will always be a place celebrities are either from or lived at during one point in their life.

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March 18th, 2013
1:29 pm

All his leaving would mean is that he is done expanding in the Atlanta area . It seems the majority of chefs with his rep have multiple restaurants in multiple towns . I guess it would also mean that you would be able to take his molecular gastronomy cooking class ; )