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BOOM: Rick Bayless Headed to the West Coast

No beating around the bush here: as rumored, Eater LA reports that confirmation has come through that Chicago starchef Rick Bayless is LA-bound. Rumors swirled when the Top Chef Master was recently spotted around town at Provecho, Rivera, even Church & State. Lo and behold, he was in town researching for this here project.

He ate his way through LA's Mexican eateries (and then some), and as it turns out, Bayless will be the chef behind the upcoming The Red Onion, a modern Mexican restaurant/bar/lounge which has slowly been developing in West Hollywood. Basically, Biggity Bayless will be monitoring the kitchens in two new Red Onion locations. His role will be more of a partner in that he'll pop into LA each month to oversee operations and make sure food service is running smoothly.

So many more scoopage details at Eater LA. >>