September 13, 2018

And now, 17 photos of Tampa chef Chad Johnson eating wings and drinking beer

Flip through the slideshow above for nearly 20 photos that hit one CL editor's inbox this week (it was mine). They accompanied an announcement from Tampa-based Epicurean Hotel about the revamp of its on-site restaurant, Élevage — and the introduction of its new Lobby Bar area. And, well, they also perfectly sum up why we love executive chef Chad Johnson, who directed the hotel's most recent changes, so much.

The two-time James Beard Award semifinalist had a full-on photo shoot while eating wings and drinking beer (and bourbon), for crying out loud. These images were just too good to not to memorialize on the interwebz forever. Let us never forget. —Meaghan Habuda

Photos by Epicurean Hotel https://epicureanhotel.com/
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And now, 17 photos of Tampa chef Chad Johnson eating wings and drinking beer
And now, 17 photos of Tampa chef Chad Johnson eating wings and drinking beer
And now, 17 photos of Tampa chef Chad Johnson eating wings and drinking beer
And now, 17 photos of Tampa chef Chad Johnson eating wings and drinking beer
And now, 17 photos of Tampa chef Chad Johnson eating wings and drinking beer

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