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Hot Chefs Round 1: Melngailis, Hearst, Eagleton, Inoue

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2012_1_hotlogo.jpgVoting in Eater's fourth annual Hottest Chefs Competition continues today, with the sixth heat of the first round. Today noted hottie Sarma Melngailis, chef and owner of vegan favorite Pure Food & Wine faces down Takashi Inoue, the chef and owner of meat mecca Takashi, Garrett Eagleton of The Beagle in the East Village, and former Hot Chef champion Emma Hearst of Sorella on the Lower East Side.

The victor of this heat will face the winners of the other seven first round battles, including Junoon's Vikas Khanna, Wong's Blake Joyal, former Top Cheffer Ashley Merriman, King's Francis Derby, and yesterday's winner Michael Chernow, who defeated his competitor Heather Bertinetti by a lone vote.

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