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Watch Thomas Keller's Oscars AmEx Commercial + Hints at a New Restaurant

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Here's the Thomas Keller/American Express commercial that aired during last night's Academy Awards broadcast. The ad tells the Keller legend: chef goes to sleepy California town, chef opens critically acclaimed restaurant, town becomes "food metropolis," chef cryptically hints at a new, upcoming restaurant "coming soon" in 2013 — wait, what? Watch and rewatch the video below, and pipe up with any clues you notice in the comments below.

Update: Much better quality video ahead:

Video: Thomas Keller's Oscars Amex Commercial

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