It's been a busy year for Top Chef Season 12 winner Mei Lin, who has shown no signs of slowing down since the season ended. When she's not traveling the country doing pop-ups with her talented friends, the L.A.-based chef, a 2014 Eater Young Gun and most recently a sous chef at fellow Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio's Ink., has been spending quite a bit of time in the City by the Bay. Back in February she joined BFF and fellow Top Chef competitor Melissa King for a collaborative pop-up; now she's back, headlining the Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage with indie-rockers The Mowgli's, at Napa's Bottlerock music festival. But no matter how busy she is, there's always time to hit up some of the best restaurants in town.
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