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Announcing the 2013 Eater Awards for Las Vegas

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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 winners in Las Vegas.

Click through for the full rundown of winners across the country on Eater National.

Eater Awards 2013

Restaurant of the Year
Nominees: Fat Choy, Hakkasan, Honey Salt, Nobu Restaurant & Lounge, Yonaka Modern Japanese
Finalists: Hakkasan, Honey Salt, Yonaka Modern Japanese
Winner: Honey Salt

Chef of the Year:
Nominees: Bradley Ogden, Hops & Harvest; Ho Chee Boon, Hakkasan; Kim Canteenwalla, Honey Salt; Sheridan Su, Fat Choy; Shirley Chung, Top Chef
Finalists: Ho Chee Boon, Hakkasan; Kim Canteenwalla, Honey Salt; Shirley Chung, Top Chef
Winner: Shirley Chung, Top Chef

So Hot Right Now
Nominees: Hops & Harvest at Tivoli Village; Kuma Snow Cream; Press at the Four Seasons; Pub 1842 at the MGM Grand; Sweets Raku
Finalists: Hops & Harvest at Tivoli Village; Kuma Snow Cream; Press at the Four Seasons
Winner: Kuma Snow Cream

Bartender of the Year
Nominees: Craig Schoettler at Aria; Johnny O'Donnell at La Comida; Juyoung Kang at The Laundry Room at Commonwealth; Rose Signor at Atomic Liquors; and Lyle Cervenka at Velveteen Rabbit
Finalists: Craig Schoettler at Aria; Johnny O'Donnell at La Comida; Rose Signor at Atomic Liquors
Winner: Craig Schoettler at Aria

Stone Cold Stunner 
Nominees: Andrea's at Encore Las Vegas; Hakkasan at MGM Grand; Kumi at Mandalay Bay; Rx Boiler Room at Mandalay Place; Tom Colicchio's Heritage Steak at the Mirage
Finalists: Andrea's at Encore Las Vegas; Hakkasan at MGM Grand; Kumi at Mandalay Bay
Winner: Andrea's at Encore Las Vegas

Shitshow of the Year
Winner: Firefly Tapas Bar & Kitchen

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Yonaka Modern Japanese

4983 West Flamingo Road, , NV 89103 (702) 685-8358 Visit Website

Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub

3799 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 891-3838 Visit Website

Sweets Raku

5040 Spring Mountain Road, , NV 89146 Visit Website

Kuma Snow Cream

3735 Spring Mountain Road Suite 206, Las Vegas, NV 89102 702-816-5862

RX Boiler Room

3930 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89119 (702) 632-7200 Visit Website

Kumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar

3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV

Commonwealth

525 E Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101 Visit Website

Press

3960 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89119 702-632-5000 Visit Website

Fat Choy

250 Broome Street, Manhattan, NY 10002 (347) 778-5889 Visit Website

Honey Salt

1031 South Rampart Boulevard, , NV 89145 (702) 445-6100 Visit Website

Pub 1842

3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-891-3922

Tom Colicchio's Heritage Steak

3400 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (866) 339-4566 Visit Website

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