This week’s Eater Awards voting continues today with the Chef of the Year category.
Here is the 2018 ballot in D.C., presented in alphabetical order of last names:
- Massimo Fabbri, who brought his rustic Tuscan cooking to Shaw with San Lorenzo.
- Haidar Karoum, who struck out on his own with the opening of Chloe in Navy Yard.
- Sanjay Mandhaiya and Shankar Puthran, the co-chefs behind the fiery vindaloo at Pappe on 14th Street NW.
- Marjorie Meek-Bradley, who put her stamp on the tavern menu at St. Anselm in Union Market.
- Tae Strain, who brought his vision to Momofuku CCDC in CityCenter.
All 24 Eater cities and the Eater national site will grant prizes for Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, and Design of the Year. In Washington, there will also be wild card categories this year for Neighborhood of the Year and Brunch of the Year. For a look at the 2017 D.C. winners, head here.
Each category will crown an editor’s choice winner and a reader’s choice winner — all to be announced on Wednesday, December 5. Vote for the reader’s choice winner in the Chef of the Year category in the poll below. Polls are open for 24 hours. Finalists in the remaining categories will be rolled out throughout the week.
- Shaw’s New Laid-Back Tuscan Restaurant Is Here [EDC]
- Chloe Marks Next Chapter in Haidar Karoum’s Journey [EDC]
- Indian Charmer Pappe Fires Up Its Kitchen This Week [EDC]
- The New St. Anselm Brings Classy Lived-In Vibes to Union Market [EDC]
- Chef Tae Strain Isn’t Done Shaking Things Up at Momofuku CCDC [EDC]