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2014 Food & Drink Awards nominees

Meet Time Out Chicago's 2014 Food & Drink Award nominees and then vote for your favorites

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 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Best new restaurant nominee 42 Grams

 (Photo: Martha Williams)
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Photo: Martha Williams

Best new restaurant nominee Nico Osteria

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Best new restaurant nominee Dusek’s Board & Beer

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Best new restaurant nominee Cicchetti

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Best new restaurant nominee Tanta

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Best new bar nominee The Berkshire Room

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Best new bar nominee Punch House

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Best new bar nominee Analogue

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Best new bar nominee Sportsman's Club

 (Photograph: Anjali M. PInto)
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Photograph: Anjali M. PInto

Best new bar nominee Three Dots and a Dash

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Breakout chef of the year nominee Jeff Mahin, Summer House Santa Monica/Stella Barra Pizzeria/Do-Rite Donuts

 (Derek Richmond)
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Derek Richmond

Breakout chef of the year nominee Michael Sheerin, Cicchetti

 (Photo: Martha Williams)
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Photo: Martha Williams

Breakout chef of the year nominee Jake Bickelhaupt, 42 Grams

 (Photograph: Derek Richmond)
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Photograph: Derek Richmond

Breakout chef of the year nominee Erling Wu-Bower, Nico Osteria

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Breakout chef of the year nominee John Vermiglio, A10

 (Photograph: Cellar Door Provisions)
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Photograph: Cellar Door Provisions

Best new cheap eatery nominee Cellar Door Provisions

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Best new cheap eatery nominee Honey Butter Fried Chicken

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Best new cheap eatery nominee Leghorn Chicken

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Best new cheap eatery nominee Spritzburger

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Best new cheap eatery nominee Takito Kitchen

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Best new brunch nominee Ada St.

 (Photograph: Marzena Abrahamik)
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Photograph: Marzena Abrahamik

Best new brunch nominee Avec

 (Photograph: Clayton Hauck)
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Photograph: Clayton Hauck

Best new brunch nominee Dusek’s Board & Beer

 (Photograph: Erica Gannett)
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Photograph: Erica Gannett

Best new brunch nominee Endgrain

 (Photograph: Kendall Thacker)
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Photograph: Kendall Thacker

Best new brunch nominee DryHop Brewers

 (Photograph: Clayton Hauck)
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Photograph: Clayton Hauck

Best new al fresco spot nominee Parson's Chicken & Fish

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Best new alfresco spot nominee Sumi Robata Bar

 (Photo: Martha Williams)
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Photo: Martha Williams

Best new alfresco spot nominee Embeya

 (Photograph: Eugene (Huge) Galdones)
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Photograph: Eugene (Huge) Galdones

Best new alfresco spot nominee Little Goat Diner

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Best new alfresco spot nominee Gather

 (Photograph: Jaclyn Elizabeth Rivas)
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Photograph: Jaclyn Elizabeth Rivas

Best new barbecue nominee Blackwood BBQ

 (Photograph: Kari Skaflen)
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Photograph: Kari Skaflen

Best new barbecue nominee Green Street Smoked Meats

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Best new barbecue nominee County Barbeque

 (Photograph: Jaclyn Elizabeth Rivas)
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Photograph: Jaclyn Elizabeth Rivas

Best new barbecue nominee Smalls Smoke Shack & More

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Best new barbecue nominee Q BBQ

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Best new cocktail program The Dawson

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Best new cocktail program Bottlefork

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Best new cocktail program Mott St.

 (Photo: Martha Williams)
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Photo: Martha Williams

Best new cocktail program Nico Osteria

 (Photograph: Clayton Hauck)
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Photograph: Clayton Hauck

Best new cocktail program Parson's Chicken & Fish

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Best new brewery nominee DryHop Brewers

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Best new brewery nominee Temperance Beer Company

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Best new brewery nominee Off Color Brewing

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Best new brewery nominee Only Child Brewing

 (Photograph: Samantha Tadelman)
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Photograph: Samantha Tadelman

Best new brewery nominee Une Annee Brewery

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Best new restaurant design nominee Three Dots and a Dash

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Best new restaurant design nominee Summer House Santa Monica

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Best new restaurant design nominee Celeste

 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha Williams

Best new restaurant design nominee Nico Osteria

 (Photograph: Erica Gannett)
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Photograph: Erica Gannett

Best new restaurant design nominee Endgrain

From an exciting new Peruvian restaurant to a transportive tiki bar to a tiny spot quietly serving amazing bread, the past year has been a great one for Chicago restaurants and bars. Here, meet the nominees for our Readers' Choice awards, the restaurants, bars and people who are elevating Chicago's dining scene to one of the best in the world. Vote for your favorites and find out who wins on May 12.

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Time Out Chicago 2014 Food & Drink AwardsCast your ballot by April 21. Check back May 12 to see who wins our Readers' Choice and Critics' Picks awards!

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Readers' Choice nominees

Best new restaurant
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Breakout chef of the year
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Best new cheap eatery
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Best new brunch
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Best new brunch

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Best new al fresco spot
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Best new al fresco spot

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Best new barbecue
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Best new barbecue

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Best new bar
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Best new bar

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Best new restaurant cocktail program
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Best new brewery
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Best new restaurant design
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