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The 2014 Eater Awards for Los Angeles

This year’s winners for restaurant of the year and more.

Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

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 YearChef of the YearBartender of the YearSo 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 one to move forward and the braintrust got together to decide the national winners. Without further ado, here's who came out on top in Los Angeles.

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Eater Awards 2014

Restaurant of the Year:

Nominees: Republique, Chi Spacca, Maude, Chengdu Taste, Petit Trois
Finalists: Chengdu Taste, Maude, Republique
Winner: Maude

Chef of the Year:
Nominees: Wes Avila (Guerilla Tacos), Zach Pollack (Alimento), Curtis Stone (Maude), Roy Choi (POT), Jessica Koslow (SQIRL)
Finalists: Jessica Koslow, Curtis Stone, Zach Pollack
Winner: Jessica Koslow

So Hot Right Now:
Nominees: Gjusta, Night + Market Song, Grand Central Market, Brilliantshine, Cadet
Finalists: Grand Central Market, Night + Market Song, Brilliantshine
Winner: Grand Central Market

Bartender of the Year:
Nominees: Dave Kupchinsky (Eveleigh), Michael Lay (Faith & Flower), Danielle Crouch (Caña), Zach Patterson (Melrose Umbrella Co), Beau du Bois (The Corner Door)
Finalists: Michael Lay, Beau du Bois
Winner: Beau du Bois

Stone Cold Stunner:
Nominees: Faith & Flower, Commissary, The Nice Guy, Hyde Sunset, Harlowe
Finalists: Faith & Flower, Hyde Sunset, The Nice Guy
Winner: Faith & Flower

Saddest Closure of the Year:
Winner: Cat & Fiddle

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