Welcome to the 2018 edition of the Eater Awards, the ninth year that Eater LA will honor the city’s best and most talented restaurants, chefs, and other hospitality experts from around the world.
All 24 cities will grant prizes in different categories, from Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, and Design of the Year. In each category, Eater editors will make their pick while the Reader’s Choice will be up to you, the avid Eater reader, to decide. All winners will be announced on December 5.
This year, Eater is proud to announce a new category of Neighborhood Restaurant of the Year. While it’s a bit of a nebulous term, for us, a neighborhood restaurant is a place that’s open most days of the week with an all day menu that caters to locals, all at a reasonable price point. These are eateries that usually get overlooked on national lists or even local best-of lists but continue to execute great cooking.
The nominees this year are All Time, a casual bungalow from Tyler Wells in Los Feliz; Joy, a popular Taiwanese-style cafe with noodles, wontons, and fresh vegetables; Hilltop Kitchen, a casual coffee shop and cafe from Jason Fullilove in Windsor Hills/View Park; Porridge & Puffs, a new addition to Historic Filipinotown serving inventive rice porridge bowls; and finally Yarrow, a vegetable-oriented daytime eatery in Mid-City/Fairfax. Voting ends at noon on November 30, and any cheating or tampering will be squashed.