It is time now—drumroll please—to announce the winners of the 2013 Eater Awards. In over a dozen categories in 27 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. So, without further ado—actually, a few quick pre-ambling thoughts...
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, without further ado, the winners in VANCOUVER.
Click through for the full rundown of winners across the country on Eater National.
Eater Awards 2013
Restaurant of the Year
Nominees: PiDGiN, The Acorn, Homer St Cafe & Bar, Burdock & Co, Wildebeest
Finalists: PiDGiN, Homer St Cafe & Bar, Burdock & Co
Winner: Homer St Cafe & Bar
Chef of the Year:
Nominees: Keev Mah, Angus An, Jefferson Alvarez, David Hawksworth, Andrea Carlson
Finalists: Angus An, Jefferson Alvarez, Andrea Carlson
Winner: Jefferson Alvarez
So Hot Right Now
Nominees: Mamie Taylor's, Bistro Wagon Rouge, Bambudda, Cuchillo. Dinesty on Robson
Finalists: Mamie Taylor's, Bistro Wagon Rouge, Bambudda
Bartender of the Year
Nominees:Buck Friend, Danielle Tatarin, Jay Jones, Robyn Gray, Lauren Mote
Finalists: Buck Friend, Jay Jones, Robyn Gray
Winner: Jay Jones
Stone Cold Stunner
Nominees: Secret Location, PiDGiN, Black & Blue, Hawksworth, Oru Cuisine
Finalists: Secret Location, PiDGiN, Black & Blue
Winner: Secret Location
Best Food Truck
Winner: Vij's Railway Express
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