Following friends who eat out a lot on Instagram and Twitter is one way to stay on top of the food scene, but why not go straight to the source? Chefs are just as likely to wield smartphones as Japanese knives these days, and they often bring you behind the scenes at their restaurants, tweeting brand-new specials, off-the-menu creations, and experimental dishes in the works.
This week, while you were borrowing someone’s beach home to spend a leisurely (drunk) Memorial Day, our favorite insta chefs were hard at work churning out delicious food for holidaymakers. Cool Haus made about a bazillion ice cream sandwiches, Eric Ripert produced the fanciest sandwiches ever (natch), and Chris Cosentino showcased a gallery-worthy terrine. So if you missed these eats because you were working on your best sunburn and hangover, don’t fret— we’ve got all the feasts you wish you could eat, straight ahead.
Click through the gallery above to see which chefs and restaurants that killed the social media game this week.