Thursday, December 8, 2011

Art Smith, Stephanie Izard Make PeekScore's Top 20 List of Celeb Chefs


When it comes to clout on the web for celebrity chefs, only two Chicago-based stars cracked the Top 20, according to PeekScore.

Stephanie Izard (Girl & The Goat) and Art Smith Table Fifty-Two) got the props for their high web presence.

In calculating PeekScores, the company took into account their known presence and activity on the Internet, including but not limited to; blogging, participation in social networks, the number of friends, followers, or readers, the amount of web content created, and prominence in the news.

Smith came in at 13 and Izard was 16th on the list. It's pretty shocking that Grant Achatz (Alinea, The Aviary, Next) didn't make the list. He's certainly got a strong online presence that garners headlines and keeps seats filled at all his venues every night.

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