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Announcing the 2013 Eater Awards for Charleston

Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

It is time now—drumroll, trumpets, gongs—to announce the winners of the 2013 Eater Awards. In over 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 winners in Charleston.

Eater Awards 2013

Restaurant of the Year
Nominees: Coda del Pesce, Indaco, Stars Rooftop & Grill Room, The Ordinary, Xiao Bao Biscuit
Finalists: Indaco, Stars Rooftop & Grill Room, The Ordinary
Winner: The Ordinary

Chef of the Year:
Nominees: Josh Keeler, Joshua Walker, Mike Lata, Robert Carter, Sean Brock
Finalists: Josh Keeler, Mike Lata, Sean Brock
Winner: Sean Brock

So Hot Right Now
Nominees: Básico, Bay Street Biergarten, Craftsmen Kitchen & Tap House, The Southern General, Warehouse
Finalists: Bay Street Biergarten, Craftsmen Kitchen & Tap House, Warehouse
Winner: Bay Street Biergarten

Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Hallie Arnold, Jared Lane, Joey Ryan, Kelsey Schulz, Ryan Casey
Finalists: Kelsey Schulz, Ryan Casey, Hallie Arnold
Winner: Ryan Casey

Stone Cold Stunner
Nominees: Bay Street Biergarten, Craftsmen Kitchen & Tap House, Mellow Mushroom Summerville, Prohibition, The Ordinary
Finalists: Bay Street Biergarten, Mellow Mushroom Summerville, The Ordinary
Winner: The Ordinary

Saddest Closing of the Year
Winner: The Green Door

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Bay Street Biergarten

549 East Bay Street, , SC 29403 (843) 266-2437 Visit Website

The Ordinary

544 King Street, , SC 29403 (843) 414-7060 Visit Website

The Green Door

251 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401 843-735-9664