Pano Karatassos, Buckhead Life Restaurant Group
Outstanding Chef (US):
Scott Peacock, Watershed, Decatur
Anne Quatrano, Bacchanalia
Up against nationally renowned chefs such as Tom Colicchio (Craft) and Suzanne Goin (Lucques in LA)
Up against Mario Batali's Babbo and Jean George's eponymous NY outpost
Best New Restaurant:
Holeman and Finch
Rising Star Chef of the Year:
Kevin Gillespie, Woodfire Grill
Outstanding Pastry Chef:
Aaron Russell, The Chocolate Bar, Decatur
The Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
Best Chef, Southeast:
Hugh Acheson, Five and Ten, Athens
Arnaud Berthelier, The Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead
Linton Hopkins Restaurant Eugene
Hector Santiago, Pura Vida.
So glad to see Atlanta's dining scene getting some well deserve attention. This list doesn't even include stand outs like Richard Blais (Flip), Ford Fry (JCT), or Scott Serpas (Serpas), so this just skims the surface of all the great food to be had here.
See the full list here.