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Richard Blais Moving to the Bay Area

Our friends over at Eater Atlanta have more info on the rumor originally discussed yesterday in Tablehopper: Top Chef: All-Stars winner Richard Blais appears to be moving with his family to the Bay Area, and hopes to open a restaurant here. A tipster tells Eater's Sonia Chopra that he's put a bid in on a house in the East Bay and is in talks with a few potential partners to open a place.

In Atlanta, Blais has been involved with Flip Burger Boutique, Spence, and HD1. He's a French Laundry and Chez Panisse alum, so he's already well-acquainted with the West Coast, and recently came through on a book tour for his new cookbook Try This at Home.

· Richard Blais OUT of Atlanta, Moving to the Bay Area? [~ EATL ~]
· The Bay Area Might Get Richard Blais [~ ESF ~]