Chefs Pick Their Fave Apps; Bourdain Takes Aim; Jeremy Fox Picks Plum

In recent chef-related news…

* The James Beard Foundation announces its list of chefs’ favorite iPhone apps — and guess what makes the cut? [LA Weekly]

* Lost track of your fave NYC Top Chef contestants? Eater has put together a nifty map to help you track ‘em down. [Eater NY]

* Chefs, particularly those in San Francisco, like tattoos. [SF Weekly via Grub Street SF]

* Chicago chef Rick Bayless (Topolobampo) aced his White House dinner. Shocker! [Grub Street Chicago]

* Anthony Bourdain (Les Halles) takes aim, not once but twice, and let’s just say that you probably don’t want to find yourself in his crosshairs. [Eater National]

* Joey Campanaro (Kenmare) is going to set up camp in the City of Brotherly Love. [Philly.com]

* Having conquered the Hudson waterfront, Tom Colicchio (Colicchio & Sons) sets his sights on Manhattan’s East River. [Eater NY]

* Windy City chef Graham Elliot does not negotiate with social-media terrorists. [Eater National]

* Todd English takes over an old laundry room at the Plaza and turns into the fun Food Hall. [Slashfood]

* Jeremy Fox, formerly of Ubuntu, ends speculation about his next move, by joining soon-to-open Oakland restaurant Plum. [GrubStreet SF]

* John Fraser, of Manhattan’s acclaimed Dovetail restaurant, proves that nice guys don’t finish last, but sometimes they finish second on Iron Chef. [Slashfood]

* Philadelphia superchef Jose Garces (AmadaDistrito, and Tinto) is set to pen a second book. [Grub Street Philadelphia]

Manresa chef David Kinch shows Martha Stewart how to make strawberry gazpacho, SF style. [Grub Street SF]

* Wolfgang Puck shares some of his favorite places to dine in the City of Angels. [James Beard Foundation]

* Gordon Ramsay (Gordon Ramsay at the London) says being heavy is bad for your health and your business, if you’re a chef. [NY Post]

* Eric Ripert (Le Bernardin) is a lover, not a fighter. [Eater National]

* Michael Symon (Lola) begs NBA free agent LeBron James to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, sweetening the deal with a promise of monthly Iron Chef-style meals should he do so. [Slashfood]

* ChiTown’s TRU is getting a new chef as Rick Tramonto departs for a soon-to-be-announced venture. [Grub Street Chicago]

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