STEVEN ALEX VANDERPOOLExecutive Chef, Cuvee Beach Cellar, Destin Fla. Age: 32. Why he's rising: This Cincinnati, Ohio native caused a stir in Houston when his American-Asian fusion cuisine at Sake Lounge brought that operation recognition as one of the country's best new restaurants of 1998. Now he's pioneering a wine-based concept on the Northwest part of Florida's Gulf Coast. His goal: "I want to help put the whole Destin area on the national food scene." Background: This New England ...
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