Swatting away concerns that an already ego-puft chef might -- upon learning that he's in the running for the title of Hottest Chef in the hottest eating city pretty much anywhere -- just implode on the spot, Eater (following in the Daily News' footsteps) brings us a reality contest we can sink our teeth into.
So voting kicks off with Round 1's first five candidates (including Irving Mill exec chef Ryan Skeen and Paladar/Centrico topper Aaron Sanchez), and this round's winner will square off against the next five, and so on and so on and frankly, we're a little confused on how it's all supposed to work, and also a little distracted by the sight of Jean-Georges pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini's tats, but whatever, you're smart people, you'll figure it out.
Another thing we don't understand is why this contest is just for the boys. Did we miss something, Eater? Will you be running an ovaries-only contest separately, so we can swoon over the likes of Prune's Gabrielle Hamilton?