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The 2014 Eater Awards For Austin

This year's winners for restaurant of the year and more.

It is time now-drumroll, trumpets, gongs-to announce the winners of the 2014 Eater Awards. In over a dozen categories in 24 cities, the winners comprise a diverse group of the finest and most interesting chefs, operators, and characters in the continent that have defined this year in dining. We applaud them. You are hereby instructed to applaud them.

To recap, Eater's local editors in 24 cities nominated candidates for five major local categories: Restaurant of The YearChef of the YearBartender of the YearSo 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 one to move forward and the braintrust got together to decide the national winners. Without further ado, here's who came out on top in Austin.

Eater Awards 2014

Restaurant of the Year
Nominees: Odd Duck, Olamaie, St. Philip, Dai Due, La V
Finalists: La V, Odd Duck, Olamaie
WinnerOdd Duck

Chef of the Year
Nominees: Paul Qui, Bryce Gilmore, Andrew Wiseheart, Allison Jenkins, Jesse Griffiths
Finalists: Andrew Wiseheart, Paul Qui, Bryce Gilmore
WinnerAndrew Wiseheart

So Hot Right Now
Nominees: Sawyer & Co., Jacoby's Restaurant And Mercantile, Gardner, Red Star Southern, Fork & Taco
Finalists: Gardner, Jacoby's Restaurant And Mercantile, Red Star Southern

Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Jessica Sanders, Cesar Aguilar, Justin Elliott, Jason Stevens, Chris Bostick
Finalists: Jessica Sanders, Chris Bostick, Justin Elliott
WinnerJustin Elliott

Stone Cold Stunner
Nominees: Gardner, St. Philip, La V, Sawyer & Co., Olamaie
Finalists: Gardner, St. Philip, La V
WinnerLa V

Bonus Category: Best New Bar
WinnerHalf Step

Half Step

75 1/2 Rainey Street, , TX 78701 Visit Website

La V

1501 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702 512.391.1888

Odd Duck

939 South 2nd Street, , WI 53204 (414) 763-5881 Visit Website


1914 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78762 Visit Website

Qui [Closed]

1600 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 (512) 436-9626 Visit Website