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Hottest Chef Round 1, Day 2: PDX's Greg Gourdet vs Austin's Kurt Ramborger

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Left: Greg Gourdet (Departure, PDX) [Photo: Dina Avila]; Right: Kurt Ramborger (ViUDA Bistro, Buda, TX)
Left: Greg Gourdet (Departure, PDX) [Photo: Dina Avila]; Right: Kurt Ramborger (ViUDA Bistro, Buda, TX)
Photo: Paul Rutowski

2012_1_hotlogo.jpgThe steaminess in the room can likely be attributed to the fact that it's Round 1, Day 2 of Eater's Hottest Chef in America competition. Yesterday's Western Division contest was won by Seattle's Brian Walczyk, knocking LA's John-Carlos Kuramoto out of the running.

Right now, a Western Division hipster city battle hot chef spectacular: chef Greg Gourdet of Departure in Portland, OR and Kurt Ramborger of ViUDA Bistro in Buda, TX. Vote here:

Poll results

Note: Poll closes at 1PM EST, Thursday Feb 23rd. To keep track of the Hottest Chef competition, see the brackets.

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