Colby Garrelts, 2011 nominee for Best Chef: Midwest, and his wife, pastry chef Megan, arrived at Lincoln Center with a stack of postcards for their new cookbook, out in November. The book will read like a menu at their Kansas City restaurant, Bluestem, and pay tribute to seasonality--midwest-style. "Although the seasons are shorter," said Megan, "there's a lot going on in the midwest." The two met while cooking at Tru in Chicago and have been catching up with friends who also worked the line there. Case in point: dinner at Alex Stupak's new West Village spot, Empellon.