I am taking great pleasure in pointing out a promising new chef blog... Salt of the Earth.
We first met Kevin Sousa at a Taste of the NFL event here in Miami a couple of years ago (when the superbowl was last held here). At first we were intrigued by the guy who decided to haul a 5 foot tall LN2 tank all the way down from Pittsburgh and was using a Home Depot Wagner paint sprayer to make a frozen dust made out of horchata (correct me if my memory fails, Kevin). The point is that we just had to meet this guy.
Kevin took an interesting route with avant garde cuisine... he explains it in his own words on his blog. He basically built a restaurant within a restaurant to do the sort of food he wanted to do. With the right diners supporting him, a great waiter and support staff, and a little press (plus the obvious time and patience), he soon built Alchemy (there was a great website for this venture, but I think it may have been shut down along with the restaurant)... the first stepping stone to where he is now.
So, where is he? He's currently opening a new restaurant in Pittsburgh called the Red Room with an accompanying lounge, R2. The expression of ideas and the thoughts behind the food will soon take place in his blog... there are only 3 posts as of now so start reading from the beginning! It will be interesting to see Kevin's blogging voice develop parallel with the vision of his own kitchen. He has made a niche by exploring many techniques and creating great food around them. We met Kevin again last year in New York and he is as humble as he is driven.
Best of luck!