Welcome to another installment of our new Eater Guides feature, Where Chefs Eat. We want to know where the men and women of San Diego restaurants go to feed on their all-too-rare days off. Where do they choose to spend their hard-earned pay and what do they crave?
SoCal native Amanda Baumgarten logged more that a decade in Michelin-starred kitchens from London to Los Angeles and became a familiar face after starring in season seven of Bravo's "Top Chef". Baumgarten moved to San Diego to open Herringbone in La Jolla before becoming executive chef-partner of Waypoint Public, which opened last fall and was recently named one of "The Best New Beer Restaurants" in the U.S. by DRAFT Magazine.
Here, in her own words, the chef reveals a best-kept secret, shares where she likes to brunch, grab a drink after work and more.