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And Now, the 2014 Eater Award Winners for DC, Revealed

Congratulations to the winners.

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

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 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 New York; the D.C. nominees will be celebrated at a cocktail party next week. 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 Washington, D.C. are:

Restaurant of the Year

Nominees: Rose's Luxury, Compass Rose, Water & Wall, The Partisan, Iron Gate

Finalists: Rose's Luxury, Compass Rose, Water & Wall

Winner: Rose's Luxury

Chef of the Year

Nominees: Johnny Spero, Marjorie Meek-Bradley, Aaron Silverman, Mike Friedman, Tim Ma

Finalists: Johnny Spero, Marjorie Meek-Bradley, Aaron Silverman

Winner: Johnny Spero

So Hot Right Now

Nominees: DBGB Kitchen + Bar, Pop's SeaBar, Fiola Mare, Dram & Grain, DCity Smokehouse

Finalists: DBGB Kitchen + Bar, Pop's SeaBar, Dram & Grain

Winner: DBGB Kitchen + Bar

Bartender of the Year

Nominees: J.P. Fetherston, Kristi Green, Phil Anova, Trevor Frye, Jamie MacBain

Finalists: J.P. Fetherston, Phil Anova, Trevor Frye

Winner: J.P. Fetherston

Stone-Cold Stunner

Nominees: Soi 38, Compass Rose, Tico, Crane & Turtle, Iron Gate

Finalists: Soi 38, Compass Rose, Tico

Winner: Tico

Saddest Closure Award: Palena