It's time to rally, San Diego. Your chosen local Hottest Chef for 2013, Jsix's Christian Graves, is now in the running for Eater's Hottest Chef in America competition.
But first, we have to get him through the Western Division round so that he can compete against the other regional hotties for the big title. Chef Christian Graves is up against winners from these local sites: Dakota Weiss (W Los Angeles); Pascal Sauton (Milwaukie Kitchen & Wine, Portland, OR); Maya Erickson (AQ, San Francisco); and Jason Stoneburner (Bastille, Seattle).
This poll closes Tuesday 10AM EST; The winner of this round goes into a final round against the other divisional champions on Tuesday. So, go, and vote; make San Diego proud.
When reached for comment about his win, Chef Graves had this to share, "I am speechless. What a day of love this Valentine's Day was. I would hardly call myself "hot," but do think Jsix puts out some seriously hot food. To thank you all for your votes, and your support to help me in the Nationals round, I invite you in to Jsix to enjoy a taste of our food. Come in and mention Eater San Diego, and we'll send you out a sampler of the chef's meat. Thank you again, it's pretty darn rad."
· All Hot Chefs 2013 Coverage on Eater San Diego [~ESD~]