A peek inside the kitchen of Next, an early adopter of the ticket system that's replacing reservations at some restaurants. Courtesy of Christian Seel hide caption

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Gene Davis' Apricot Ripple; ArgosIsland's untitled photo submitted via Twitter. Gene Davis/Smithsonian American Art Museum; ArgosIsland/Twitter hide caption

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Ricker's grilled eggplant salad with egg and dried shrimp. Austin Bush hide caption

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Chef Mike Isabella, who owns three restaurants in Washington, D.C., came up with the Fit for Hope weight loss challenge for his peers in the restaurant industry. Donald Bowers/Getty Images Entertainment hide caption

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A view inside the kitchen at chef Peter Hoffman's farm-to-table restaurant, Back Forty West, in New York's Soho neighborhood. Simon Doggett/Flickr hide caption

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Chef Jose Andres at his avant garde Minibar restaurant in Washington. Andres' experiments with gelatins have helped make him one of the most innovative chefs in the country.

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