With a full week of voting behind us, it's time now to announce the winners of the 2013 Eater Awards. In over a dozen categories in 27 cities, the winners are a diverse group of the finest and most interesting chefs, operators, and characters across the continent that have defined this year in dining. We applaud them, and we'd like you to join us in doing so. So, without further ado—well, maybe just a little ado...
To recap, Eater's local editors in 27 cities nominated candidates for five major local categories: Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, Bartender of the Year, So Hot Right Now Restaurant, and Stone Cold Stunner. Eater readers then voted to narrow the field to a final three in each category. From that final three, the Eater editorial team chose the winner. Our Eater National brain trust then got together to decide the national winners for those categories. In addition to these main stage winners, said Eater editorial team has named worthy winners in more specialized categories, for myriad notable achievements.
Nominees and winners alike will be feted at a party tonight in Manhattan. Those winners that couldn't make it should watch their mail for packages containing cans of Italian peeled tomatoes. And now we are very excited to announce the winners in Philadelphia.
Click through for the full rundown of winners across the country on Eater National.
Eater Awards 2013
Restaurant of the Year
Nominees: Fork, Sbraga, Fond, Vedge, Le Virtu
Finalists: Fork, Sbraga, Vedge
Chef of the Year:
Nominees: Eli Kulp, Peter Serpico, Ben Puchowitz, Marcie Turney, Nicholas Elmi
Finalists: Eli Kulp, Peter Serpico, Marcie Turney
Winner: Eli Kulp
So Hot Right Now
Nominees: Cheu Noodle Bar, Pizzeria Vetri, High Street on Market, Pizzeria Beddia, Xi'an Sizzling Woks
Finalists: Cheu Noodle Bar, Pizzeria Vetri, High Street on Market
Winner: Cheu Noodle Bar
Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Phoebe Esmon, Vincent Stipo, Katie Loeb, Lê, Mike Treffehn
Finalists: Vincent Stipo, Lê, Mike Treffehn
Winner: Vincent Stipo
Stone Cold Stunner
Nominees: Serpico, Little Nonna's, Han Dynasty Old City, Laurel, Fitler Dining Room
Finalists: Serpico, Han Dynasty, Fitler Dining Room
Best Pastry Chef
Nominees: Sara May, Angela Ranalli, Jessica Nolen, Kate Jacoby, Davina Soondrum
Winner: Angela Ranalli
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