Thanks Serious Eats for this BRAND NEW INFORMATION!!! Sort of. It was posted a week ago but sometimes I'm slow.
Here's the line-up, premiering April 7th:
Jody Adams: Rialto Restaurant, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Govind Armstrong: 8 oz Burger Bar, Los Angeles
Graham Elliot Bowles: Graham Elliot Restaurant, Chicago*
Jimmy Bradley: The Red Cat, New York City
David Burke: David Burke Townhouse, New York City
Wylie Dufresne: WD-50, New York City *
Susan Feniger: Street, Los Angeles
Debbie Gold: The American Restaurant, Kansas City, Missouri
Carmen Gonzalez: chef consultant, New York City
Maria Hines: Tilth, Seattle
Susur Lee: Madeline's, Toronto
Ludo Lefebvre: Ludo Bites, Los Angeles*
Tony Mantuano: Spiaggia, Chicago
Rick Moonen: Rick Moonen's RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas*
Mark Peel: Campanile, Los Angeles*
Monica Pope: T'afla, Houston
Thierry Rautureau: Rover's, Seattle
Marcus Samuelsson: The Red Rooster, New York City
Ana Sortun: Oleana, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Rick Tramonto: TRU, Chicago
Jerry Traunfeld: Poppy, Seattle
Jonathan Waxman: Barbuto, New York City*
*The asterisk means they're returning from Season 1.
I'm excited to learn all about these chefs to the point of obsession.
Just for fun, I included links above for the 2 restaurants I've actually dined at. Pathetic. But SPEAKING of restaurants and SPEAKING of obsessions, I was just told by a friend that Rick Bayless of TCM Season 1 is opening a restaurant in LA in April! Oh April, hurry hurry hurry hurry hurry...