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Announcing the 2013 Eater Awards for Boston

It is time now—drumroll, trumpets, gongs—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 Boston.

Click through for the full rundown of winners across the country on Eater National.

Eater Awards 2013

Restaurant of the Year
Nominees: Asta, Forum, jm Curley, Menton, Toro
Finalists: Forum, jm Curley, Toro
Winner: Toro

Chef of the Year:
Nominees: Joanne Chang (Flour, Myers + Chang), Kristen Kish (Menton), Barbara Lynch (Menton, No. 9 Park, etc.), Tim Maslow (Ribelle, Strip-T's), Tony Maws (The Kirkland Tap & Trotter, Craigie on Main)
Finalists: Tim Maslow, Tony Maws, Kristen Kish
Winner: Tim Maslow

So Hot Right Now
Nominees: A4 Pizza, Bronwyn, The Kirkland Tap & Trotter, Ribelle, Sarma
Finalists: The Kirkland Tap & Trotter, Ribelle, Sarma
Winner: The Kirkland Tap & Trotter

Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Sam Treadway (backbar), Michael Florence (Ole), Kevin Mabry (jm Curley), Emma Hollander (Trina's Starlite Lounge), Tyler Wang (The Kirkland Tap & Trotter)
Finalists: Michael Florence, Kevin Mabry, Emma Hollander
Winner: Kevin Mabry

Stone Cold Stunner
Nominees: Casa B, Empire, Frost Ice Bar, Steel & Rye, UpStairs on the Square
Finalists: Casa B, Empire, Frost Ice Bar
Winner: Frost Ice Bar

Food Truck of the Year
Winner: Boston Super Dog, in memory of chef/owner Gregg Gale

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jm Curley

21 Temple Place, , MA 02111 (617) 338-5333 Visit Website


1704 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02118 617.536.4300 Visit Website

Frost Ice Bar

Faneuil Hall Market Place, Boston, MA 02109 617-307-7331


1665 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 617.232.2322 Visit Website