On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Eater will present the 2016 Eater Awards, our seventh annual celebration of all that's made the Las Vegas restaurant world run — and run wild — in the past 12 months. Winners will be selected on both the local and national levels, and the voting begins right now. Next up: Chef of the Year. Cast your vote for this year’s top chef below.
Here's how the voting works: Eater editors have named nominees in Las Vegas for each of five major categories. Editors will pick winners from the nominees, and readers will vote to award one nominee in each category with a readers’ choice award. Ready to play your part? This poll will be open for 24 hours; voting irregularities will be strictly policed.
Nominees for 2016 include Daniel Krohmer at Other Mama, who is getting national attention for an off-Strip restaurant; Khai Vu, who opened Le Pho; Roy Ellamar, a locals’ favorite chef who opened Harvest at the Bellagio; Rick Moonen, nominated for Best Chef: West by the James Beard Foundation in 2016 for his work at RM Seafood and Rx Boiler Room at Mandalay Place; and Jake Dieleman, who is carrying on Kerry Simon’s legacy at Standard & Pour in Henderson.
Note that Eater Award nominees reflect the best of what was new and newsworthy in Las Vegas restaurants over the past year (from November 2015 until October 2016). Take a look at last year’s nominees and winners here.
Last year, Chef of the Year Kim Canteenwalla went from chef on the Strip to opening two restaurants off the Strip. Honey Salt led the charge and won a Restaurant of the Year Award from Eater Vegas three years ago, followed by Andiron Steak & Sea at Downtown Summerlin.