What do we mean by a trailblazing neighborhood restaurant? “The definition is hard to pin down, but the true neighborhood restaurant is frequented and treasured by locals; it feels essential to the fabric and soul of the area; and it also feels, no matter how famous it gets, as if it were collectively owned by the customers,” says Cooking Light Editor Scott Mowbray. “For this reason, we are looking to our readers to shape and decide the Best Neighborhood Chef category of our second-annual Trailblazing Chef Awards, so show some love to your local joint and nominate them to be the first-ever winner.”
Nominations are open May 1-31st. Finalists will be announced mid-June and voting will open at that time. Check back for more details!
Meet the first class of Cooking Light’s Trailblazing Chefs; seven chefs who were recognized for changing the culinary landscape nationwide.
Will your local chef be the winner?