Stephanie Izard, America’s Sweetheart

Michael Nagrant / 02.21.08

In a few weeks when Top Chef 4 launches, Stephanie Izard, former chef/owner of Scylla just might steal America’s heart. We know she stole our stomach last time we ate her cuisine. Plus she’s a fellow Michigan alum, go blue! We interviewed her last year for Sun Times Centerstage….an excerpt from the Q and A…

What do you wish you could change/pickle about the Chicago restaurant scene?

More places to eat late night than the usual suspects of fast food and Mexican joints.

What would your last meal be?

Sushi and French fries.

Where do you eat before/after a shift?

Arturo’s Tacos at Western and Armitage—I usually get the tostado carnitas.

Finally, the Stamford Times, Izard’s old neighborhood newspaper has a profile. Though they regretably call Julia Child, Julia “Childs” in the article and refer to the palate as the “Pallet”.