Courtney Tompkins February 19, 2011Best chef? Best eats? Carly Groben, chef-owner of Des Moines’s Proof and Flour restaurants, is up for the Best Chef contest run by CNN and “Food & Wine.” You should totally vote for Carly – her food is AMAZING (when you click the link to vote, scroll allllll the way down to register your pick!) and how much fun would it be to claim the best chef in the country right here in Des Moines?Also, Baru 66 in Windsor Heights is up for best new restaurant in the United States in the James Beard Restaurant awards! Other local nods in the Beard awards – the chefs at Lucca and Alba are up for best chef in the midwest. 2 responses to “Best chef? Best eats?” Voted for Carly Groben! Thumbs up.Log in to Reply Voted for Carly Groben! Thumbs up.Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.