Grady Spears, Executive Chef/Co-Owner, Reata, in Alpine and Fort Worth, TX

Grady Spears, Executive Chef/Co-Owner, Reata, in Alpine and Fort Worth, TX

Age: 30. Why he's rising: This ranch-trained chef prepares simple, flavorful food in the tradition of chuckwagon cooking gone upscale. The restaurant is named for the ranch in Edna Ferber's book, Giant, (also made into an Academy Award-winning film in the 1950s). What Spears creates is Texas-on-a-plate, combin

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