Ryan Poli, Chef, Butter, Chicago, IL

Don't know if Barbra Streisand has been to Chicago to sup at the table of Chef Ryan Poli, but we're betting that she'd declare he cooks "like butta." In pop culture circles, it doesn't get much better than that. With that said, we issue a second-best declaration that Poli is a Rising Star. Not because he developed his chops at some of the world's great restaurants—The

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