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Austin, Here Are Your 2011 Eater Awards Finalists

The voting for the 2011 Eater Awards has officially ended, and here are your finalists in each of the five categories. With the exception of today's Coolest Restroom category, each poll was open for 24 hours. There was quite the social media push by many of the restaurants and their fans, and the comments section on several of the polls was always entertaining to follow.

The finalists are chosen from the top three vote getters as selected by the readers, but in extreme cases an additional finalist may be added by the editor (according to Chapter 5 Subsection 23 Paragraph 3 of the Eater Awards statutes). Due to reader input, Jason Stevens has been added as a finalist to Bartender of the Year due to strong support in the comments. Also, Paul Qui has been added as a finalist to the Chef of the Year.

The winners will be announced on Monday, November 14th at the Eater Awards ceremony in New York City. Without further ado, here are your finalists!

Restaurant of the Year
parkside, Barley Swine, Uchiko

Chef of the Year
Shawn Cirkiel (parkside), Rene Ortiz (La Condesa), Josh Watkins (The Carillon), Paul Qui** (Uchiko)

So Hot Right Now
Bacon, Contigo, Barley Swine

Bartender of the Year
Chauncey James (East Side Showroom), Houston Eaves (Contigo), Adam Bryan (2nd Bar/Bar Congress), Jason Stevens** (East Side Showroom/Tigress Pub)

Coolest Restroom in Austin
Donn's Depot, The Headliner's Club, Perry's Steakhouse

Restaurant of the Year

Poll results

Chef of the Year

Poll results

So Hot Right Now

Poll results

Bartender of the Year

Poll results

Coolest Restroom in Austin

Poll results

· All Eater Awards 2011 Coverage on Eater Austin [-EATX-]

Bacon [CLOSED]

900 W 10th St, Austin, TX 78703 (512) 322-9777 Visit Website

Uchiko

4200 North Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78756 (512) 916-4808 Visit Website

Parkside

2135 North Willis Boulevard, , OR 97217 (503) 719-6826 Visit Website

Barley Swine [Closed]

2024 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704 Visit Website

Contigo

2027 Anchor Lane, , TX 78723 (512) 614-2260 Visit Website

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