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Announcing the 2013 Eater Awards for Seattle

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It is time now—drumroll, trumpets, gongs—to announce the winners of the 2013 Eater Awards. In more than 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 Seattle winners:

(For the full rundown of winners across the country, head to Eater National.)

Eater Awards 2013

Restaurant of the Year
Nominees: Whale Wins, Joule, Bar Sajor, Il Corvo, RockCreek
Finalists: Joule, Il Corvo, RockCreek
Winner: Il Corvo

Chef of the Year:
Nominees: Travis Kukull (Gastropod), Mike Easton (Il Corvo), Eric Donnelly (RockCreek), Carrie Mashaney (Aragona, Top Chef), Brendan McGill (Hitchcock)
Finalists: Brendan McGill, Carrie Mashaney, Eric Donnelly
Winner: Brendan McGill

So Hot Right Now
Nominees: Westward, Altstadt, RockCreek, mkt., Stoneburner
Finalists: Stoneburner, Westward, mkt.
Winner: mkt.

Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Adam Fortuna (Artusi), Marley Tomic-Beard (Smith), Anna Wallace (Walrus & the Carpenter), Conner O'Brien (Rumba), Dennis Brand (Branzino)
Finalists: Adam Fortuna, Marley Tomic-Beard, Anna Wallace
Winner: Adam Fortuna

Stone Cold Stunner
Nominees: Westward, Percy's, Stoneburner, RockCreek, Bar Sajor
Finalists: Westward, Percy's, Stoneburner
Winner: Westward

Most Anticipated Opening of 2013
Winner: Roux

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