Clue no. 9, which Cowin Tweeted earlier this evening:
Just met bearded guy behind Clue 9 at welcome party. Here's clue: Ozark Homestead. #bestnewchef '11.
Hmmmm. Bearded chef? Ozark Homestead?
We know that guy!
Gut Check is willing to bet the farmhouse that the winner is St. Louis' very own Kevin Willmann, the chef behind Best New Restaurant Farmhaus in south St. Louis.
We put in a call to Willmann, who, we're guessing, is too busy basking in the limelight in New York in anticipation of tomorrow's official unveiling of the roster of Food & Wine Best New Chefs 2011.
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