Four DC-area chefs snagged nominations in the Mid-Atlantic category of Food and Wine's People's Best New Chef Contest. And unlike most industry awards, this one allows the eaters (us!) to pick the winner.
Kyle Bailey, Birch and Barley
Daniel Giusti, 1789
David Guas, Bayou Bakery
Nicholas Stefanelli, Bibiana
Voting is open through March 1st on CNN's Eatocracy, so go support the DC food scene and vote. No matter which chef wins, let's see DC on top. And if you were looking for an excuse to get out this weekend, now you have four -- after all, all voters should be as well-educated as they are well-fed!