Welcome to day two of the 2018 edition of the Eater Awards, marking the ninth annual year that Eater will honor the most talented restaurants, chefs, and other hospitality world experts in cities around the world.
A refresher: all 24 Eater cities grant prizes in different categories, including Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, and Design of the Year. Both an editor’s choice winner and a reader’s choice winner will be selected in each category, and both will be announced on Wednesday, December 5th.
Now, the rundown for this year’s chef of the year nominees: chef Tyson Cole and pitmaster Aaron Franklin combined their talents for way-casual Asian smokehouse restaurant Loro, chefs Sarah Heard and Nathan Lemley breathed new life into North Loop restaurant Foreign & Domestic, chef Zach Hunter made use of beer ingredients for the Brewer’s Table, chef Fermín Núñez obsessed over masa with Mexican restaurant Suerte, and chef Maribel Rivero highlighted Peru with Yuyo.
Below, vote for the reader’s choice winner in the Chef of the Year category. The poll closes in 24 hours; cast your vote now: