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 WilliamsBest new restaurant nominee 42 Grams
 (Photo: Martha Williams)
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Photo: Martha WilliamsBest new restaurant nominee Nico Osteria
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBest new restaurant nominee Dusek’s Board & Beer
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBest new restaurant nominee Cicchetti
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBest new restaurant nominee Tanta
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBest new bar nominee The Berkshire Room
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBest new bar nominee Punch House
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBest new bar nominee Analogue
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBest new bar nominee Sportsman's Club
 (Photograph: Anjali M. PInto)
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Photograph: Anjali M. PIntoBest new bar nominee Three Dots and a Dash
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBreakout chef of the year nominee Jeff Mahin, Summer House Santa Monica/Stella Barra Pizzeria/Do-Rite Donuts
 (Derek Richmond)
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Derek RichmondBreakout chef of the year nominee Michael Sheerin, Cicchetti
 (Photo: Martha Williams)
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Photo: Martha WilliamsBreakout chef of the year nominee Jake Bickelhaupt, 42 Grams
 (Photograph: Derek Richmond)
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Photograph: Derek RichmondBreakout chef of the year nominee Erling Wu-Bower, Nico Osteria
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBreakout chef of the year nominee John Vermiglio, A10
 (Photograph: Cellar Door Provisions)
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Photograph: Cellar Door ProvisionsBest new cheap eatery nominee Cellar Door Provisions
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBest 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 WilliamsBest new cheap eatery nominee Spritzburger
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBest 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 AbrahamikBest new brunch nominee Avec
 (Photograph: Clayton Hauck)
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Photograph: Clayton HauckBest new brunch nominee Dusek’s Board & Beer
 (Photograph: Erica Gannett)
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Photograph: Erica GannettBest new brunch nominee Endgrain
 (Photograph: Kendall Thacker)
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Photograph: Kendall ThackerBest new brunch nominee DryHop Brewers
 (Photograph: Clayton Hauck)
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Photograph: Clayton HauckBest new al fresco spot nominee Parson's Chicken & Fish
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBest new alfresco spot nominee Sumi Robata Bar
 (Photo: Martha Williams)
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Photo: Martha WilliamsBest new alfresco spot nominee Embeya
 (Photograph: Eugene (Huge) Galdones)
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Photograph: Eugene (Huge) GaldonesBest 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 RivasBest new barbecue nominee Blackwood BBQ
 (Photograph: Kari Skaflen)
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Photograph: Kari SkaflenBest new barbecue nominee Green Street Smoked Meats
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBest new barbecue nominee County Barbeque
 (Photograph: Jaclyn Elizabeth Rivas)
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Photograph: Jaclyn Elizabeth RivasBest new barbecue nominee Smalls Smoke Shack & More
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBest new barbecue nominee Q BBQ
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBest new cocktail program The Dawson
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBest new cocktail program Bottlefork
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBest new cocktail program Mott St.
 (Photo: Martha Williams)
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Photo: Martha WilliamsBest new cocktail program Nico Osteria
 (Photograph: Clayton Hauck)
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Photograph: Clayton HauckBest new cocktail program Parson's Chicken & Fish
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBest 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 WilliamsBest 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 TadelmanBest 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 WilliamsBest new restaurant design nominee Summer House Santa Monica
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBest new restaurant design nominee Celeste
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
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Photograph: Martha WilliamsBest new restaurant design nominee Nico Osteria
 (Photograph: Erica Gannett)
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Photograph: Erica GannettBest 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!

Readers' Choice nominees

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Breakout chef of the year
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Breakout chef of the year

Best new cheap eatery
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Best new brunch
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Best new brunch

Best new al fresco spot
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Best new al fresco spot

Best new barbecue
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Best new barbecue

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Best new restaurant cocktail program
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Best new restaurant cocktail program

Best new brewery
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Best new brewery

Best new restaurant design
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