Next Monday, Eater will present the 2014 Eater Awards, our fifth annual celebration of all that's made America's restaurant world run — and run wild — in the past 12 months. Winners will be selected on both the local and national levels in five major categories, the voting for which continues today with Atlanta's Chef of the Year.
Here's how the voting works across the board: Eater editors have named nominees for each of five major categories. Eater readers will vote, narrowing the nominees to three finalists. From those three finalists, the Eater editorial team will select a winner. The poll for Restaurant of the Year has now closed. Ready to play your part? This poll will be open for 24 hours; voting irregularities will be strictly policed.
Below, see the nominees for Atlanta's Chef of the Year, and vote in the poll at the bottom of the page:
Ford Fry continues to expand his local empire. St. Cecilia opened in Buckhead in January, and his first Tex-Mex concept, The El Felix, just opened in Alpharetta's Avalon development.
Kevin Gillespie is still receiving accolades for Gunshow, but he's in the barbecue game now, too. Terminus City is currently operating as a catering business out of Gunshow, and Gillespie is working to open a brick-and-mortar location.
Todd Ginsberg, is still running the show at The General Muir, and two new ventures, Yalla and Fred's Meat & Bread, are set to open soon in Krog Street Market.
Asha Gomez has closed Cardamom Hill, but her new Old Fourth Ward eatery, Spice to Table, is giving customers her Indian flavors at a much lower price point. Gomez is launching Spice Road Chicken inside Krog Street Market in the near future.
Update: Voting for this poll has now closed. A winner will be announced Monday, November 17.