On Monday, November 16, Eater will present the winners of the 2015 Eater Awards, our sixth annual celebration of all that's made the San Diego restaurant world run — and run wild — in the past 12 months. Winners will be selected on both the local and national levels in five major categories, and the voting begins right now. The poll’s now closed for Restaurant of the Year.
Next up? Chef of the Year.
Here's a primer on the nominees. Richard Blais' Juniper & Ivy had an incredible sophomore year, and the chef and his team are preparing to launch a casual concept here that could be a very scaleable success. The intense spotlight on Javier Plascencia and his big time Bracero has served to raise the profile of the cuisine of Baja while making San Diego shine brighter. In 2015, Trey Foshee gave us the game-changing Galaxy Taco while maintaining high standards at George's the Cove, which was recently named one of America's highest grossing independent restaurants. Addison's executive chef William Bradley is one of the only local chefs to ever be acknowledged by the James Beard Foundation; this year, Bradley received his third James Beard Awards nomination for Best Chef: West. Kettner Exchange's Brian Redzikowski holds down a serious kitchen in the midst of bar madness, with his chef's tasting menus giving diners a taste of just what he's capable of.
Here's how the voting works: Eater editors have named nominees in San Diego for each of five major categories. Eater readers will vote, narrowing the nominees to three finalists. From those three finalists, the Eater editorial team will select a winner. Ready to play your part? This poll will be open for 24 hours; voting irregularities will be strictly policed.