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Without further ado, here are your 2012 Eater Young Guns Final 50:

1. Kate Barney, Blue Hill Stone Barns, New York
2. Jessica Carney, GT Fish & Oyster, Chicago
3. Joe Cicala, Le Virtu, Philadelphia
4. Owen Clark, Gwynnett St., New York
5. Aaron Cuschieri, Takashi, Chicago
6. Matt Danko, The Greenhouse Tavern/Noodlecat, Cleveland
7. Andrew Delvecchio, Talde, New York
8. Cole Dickinson, ink., Los Angeles
9. Bobby Domenick, Vetri, Philadelphia
10. Chris Donato, Pizzeria Locale, Boulder
11. Rob Dort, Plum, Oakland
12. Tara Emerson, Tavern, Los Angeles
13. Dan Felder, Momofuku Culinary Lab, New York
14. Cosmo Goss, Publican Quality Meats, Chicago
15. Shore Gregory, Island Creek Oyster Bar/Island Creek Oyster Farm, Boston
16. Conor Hanlon, The Dutch, Miami
17. Bradley Herron, Michael's Genuine, Miami
18. Adam Horton, Raphael, Los Angeles
19. Brad Kilgore, Azul, Miami
20. Kyle Knall, Gramercy Tavern, New York
21. Jeremiah Langhorne, McCrady's, Charleston
22. Adam Leonti, Vetri, Philadelphia
23. Malcolm Livingston, wd~50, New York
24. Colin Lynch, Menton, Boston
25. Jeff Mahin, Stella Rossa, Los Angeles
26. Angela Majko, Uchiko, Austin
27. Tim Maslow, Strip T's, Watertown, MA
28. Michael McAvena, The Publican, Chicago
29. Kevin McMullen, El Ideas, Chicago
30. Thomas McNaughton, flour+water, San Francisco
31. Bill Montaigne, Le Bernardin, New York
32. Mira Munoz, Beast, Portland, OR
33. Bill Niles, St. Vincent's, San Francisco
34. Stephanie Nudelman, Greenburgers, San Francisco
35. Christina Olufson, Lucques Group, Los Angeles
36. Natasha Phan, Kogi Group, Los Angeles
37. David Posey, Blackbird, Chicago
38. Brooks Reitz, Fig, Charleston
39. Matt Rudofker, Momofuku Ssam Bar, New York
40. Ashley Santoro, Casa Mono, New York
41. Daniel Snowden, The Publican, Chicago
42. Mallory Staley, American Cut, Atlantic City
43. Rene Stein, Seasonal, New York
44. Eli Sussman, Mile End, New York
45. Stephen Trevino, Congress, Austin
46. Edie Ugot, The Spotted Pig, New York
47. Titus "Danny" Wang, Annisa, New York
48. Andrew Wisehart, Contigo, Austin
49. Erling Wu-Bower, The Publican, Chicago
50. Paul Yeck, America Eats Tavern, Washington DC

From this list, we'll pick our 2012 Young Guns, each destined to be a member of the next guard of great restaurant industry professionals; each hand selected and endorsed by at least one member of our nominations committee, a who's who of today's best. For example, above is chef Anita Lo's recommendation for her cook, Danny Wang. Over the next two weeks, you'll get to meet many of our finalists and examine the credentials, pedigree, and recommendations that got them onto the list.

From here, we face the very tough job of examining birth certificates, certifying resumes, and making hard choices. Our committee begins final round deliberation tomorrow. Your react, good and less good, is welcomed in the comments.

Sorted by City

Atlantic City
Mallory Staley, American Cut, Atlantic City

Austin
Angela Majko, Uchiko, Austin
Stephen Trevino, Congress, Austin
Andrew Wisehart, Contigo, Austin

Boston
Shore Gregory, Island Creek Oyster Bar/Island Creek Oyster Farm, Boston
Colin Lynch, Menton, Boston

Boulder
Chris Donato, Pizzeria Locale, Boulder

Charleston
Jeremiah Langhorne, McCrady's, Charleston
Brooks Reitz, Fig, Charleston

Chicago
Jessica Carney, GT Fish & Oyster, Chicago
Aaron Cuschieri, Takashi, Chicago
Cosmo Goss, Publican Quality Meats, Chicago
Michael McAvena, The Publican, Chicago
Kevin McMullen, El Ideas, Chicago
David Posey, Blackbird, Chicago
Daniel Snowden, The Publican, Chicago
Erling Wu-Bower, The Publican, Chicago

Cleveland
Matt Danko, The Greenhouse Tavern/Noodlecat, Cleveland

New York City
Kate Barney, Blue Hill Stone Barns, New York
Owen Clark, Gwynnett St., New York
Andrew Delvecchio, Talde, New York
Dan Felder, Momofuku Culinary Lab, New York
Kyle Knall, Gramercy Tavern, New York
Malcolm Livingston, wd~50, New York
Bill Montaigne, Le Bernardin, New York
Matt Rudofker, Momofuku Ssam Bar, New York
Ashley Santoro, Casa Mono, New York
Rene Stein, Seasonal, New York
Eli Sussman, Mile End, New York
Edie Ugot, The Spotted Pig, New York
Titus "Danny" Wang, Annisa, New York

Los Angeles
Cole Dickinson, ink., Los Angeles
Tara Emerson, Tavern, Los Angeles
Adam Horton, Rafael, Los Angeles
Jeff Mahin, Stella Rossa, Los Angeles
Christina Olufson, Lucques Group, Los Angeles
Natasha Phan, Kogi Group, Los Angeles

Miami
Conor Hanlon, The Dutch, Miami
Bradley Herron, Michael's Genuine, Miami
Brad Kilgore, Azul, Miami

Oakland
Rob Dort, Plum, Oakland

Philadelphia
Bobby Domenick, Vetri, Philadelphia
Joe Cicala, Le Virtu, Philadelphia
Adam Leonti, Vetri, Philadelphia

Portland, OR
Mira Munoz, Beast, Portland, OR

San Francisco
Thomas McNaughton, flour+water, San Francisco
Bill Niles, St. Vincent's, San Francisco
Stephanie Nudelman, Greenburgers, San Francisco

Watertown, MA
Tim Maslow, Strip T's, Watertown, MA

Washington, DC
Paul Yeck, America Eats Tavern, Washington DC

· Eater Young Guns '12 [~E~]

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