You've eaten at Rathbun's, or Kevin Rathbun Steak, or Krog Bar, and you're excited about KR SteakBar. You've seen the inside of his personal kitchen, but what do you really know about the man who defeated Bobby Flay on Iron Chef? Here are five little-known tidbits about Chef Kevin Rathbun.
1). Despite his giant kitchen, he really only cooks at home on Sundays. He eats most of his meals at his restaurants.
2). His wife does more of the cooking at his house. Of Italian descent, she makes a mean spaghetti and meatballs (he says).
3). He’s buddies with chefs Gerry Klaskala (Aria), Peter Kaiser (Twist) and Anne Quatrano (Bacchanalia) and has cooked for all of them before.
4). He watches No Reservations and Iron Chef, and catches about every other season of Top Chef.
5). On the occasion that he decides to fry catfish at home, he does so using the crawfish boiler.