Top ‘Iron Chef’ award goes to Chicago’s Stephanie Izard

SHARE Top ‘Iron Chef’ award goes to Chicago’s Stephanie Izard
alton_brown_checks_on_competitor_stephanie_izard_34_hr.jpg

“Iron Chef Gauntlet” host Alton Brown watches Stephanie Izard prepare Duck Tartare. | FOOD NETWORK

Being a Top Chef wasn’t enough for Chicago culinary whiz Stephanie Izard, who now can add Iron Chef to her C.V.

The Girl & the Goat proprietor took on all-stars Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto and Michael Symon on the “Iron Chef Gauntlet” finale that aired Sunday on Food Network, and scored enough points to finish first in the competition.

The two-time James Beard Award winner recently opened a West Loop Chinese restaurant, Duck Duck Goat, to accompany her two other Chicago establishments Girl & the Goat and Little Goat. In 2008 she became the first female winner of the Food Network’s “Top Chef.”


The Latest
The tackle football team shut down in 2017 but lives on in a tattoo that the former quarterback says represents all that the city gave her.
Mighty actor plays a mercurial judge whose death puts his adult children in danger in disappointing MGM+ adaptation of the best-selling novel.
But, before Matthew Mederer’s expression of love for his adopted hometown found a home in Chicago, he’d pitched different versions of it elsewhere. He says it’s fitting, though, that this is where it ended up.
With “Romeo and Juliet” under way, we take a look at the challenges to staging outdoor shows at Oak Park Festival Theatre.
Bally’s says it has locked up $940 million in construction financing to build a 34-story hotel tower now slated for Ohio Street and the Chicago River.