'Voltaggio brothers' on Serious Eats

We Try the Whole Menu at Michael Voltaggio's New Sandwich Shop Ink.Sack, Los Angeles

When word broke last week that in advance of opening his much-anticipated (much delayed) restaurant ink (yes, that was an intentional lowercase), Michael Voltaggio would start serving up sandwiches in a little storefront a few doors down, our interest and appetite were piqued. What would the Top Chef winner, known for a love of futuristic culinary techniques and impeccable plating, do with a sandwich shop? We tried all of the sandwiches (and chips, pork rinds, cookies, and Sriracha-spiked melon) on the menu to find out. More

Chef Siblings: Beyond the BroVos

[Photograph: Bravo] The rise of Top Chef's Voltaggio brothers has gotten me thinking about other prominent chef siblings. The stoic, talented BroVos have just launched a blog and in a few post-Top Chef interviews they've mentioned the possibility of working together in the future. Have other chef sibs succeeded in business together? Definitely. Bob and David Kinkead Bob's a well-known chef based in Washington D.C., David in Massachusetts—already they have a 5-year-old Boston restaurant called Sibling Rivalry. Too bad they got their hands on that name before the Voltaggios. Nothing could be more fitting after their intense neck-in-neck competition in Vegas. The Kinkeads' menu concept is interesting: it showcases dueling interpretations of each ingredient. For example, David's duck entree:... More

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