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The 2014 Eater Awards for Minneapolis and St. Paul

This year’s winners for restaurant of the year and more.

It is time now—drumroll, trumpets, gongs—to announce the winners of the 2014 Eater Awards. In over a dozen categories in 24 cities, the winners comprise a diverse group of the finest and most interesting chefs, operators, and characters in the continent that have defined this year in dining. We applaud them. You are hereby instructed to applaud them.

To recap, Eater's local editors in 24 cities nominated candidates for five major local categories: Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, Bartender of the Year, So Hot Right Now Restaurant, and Stone Cold Stunner. Eater readers then voted to narrow the field to a final three in each category. From that final three, the Eater editorial team chose one to move forward and the braintrust got together to decide the national winners. Without further ado, here's who came out on top in Minneapolis.

Eater Awards 2014

Restaurant of the Year

Nominees: Brasserie Zentral, Corner Table, Heyday, Hola Arepa, and Travail

Finalists: Heyday, Hola Arepa, Travail

Winner: Heyday

Chef of the Year

Nominees: Thomas Boemer, Jim Christiansen, Christina Nguyen, Thomas Kim and Russell Klein

Finalists: Thomas Boemer, Jim Christiansen, Christina Nguyen

Winner: Thomas Boemer

So Hot Right Now

Nominees: Heyday, Hola Arepa, Libertine, Lyn 65, Spoon and Stable

Finalists: Heyday, Hola Arepa, Spoon and Stable

Winner: Spoon and Stable

Bartender of the Year

Nominees: Trish Gavin, Adam Gorski, Robb Jones, Tyler Kleinow, Dan Oskey

Finalists: Trish Gavin, Adam Gorski, Tyler Kleinow

Winner: Adam Gorski

Stone Cold Stunner

Nominees: Foreign Legion, Hola Arepa, Heyday, Public Kitchen and Bar, Spoon and Stable

Finalists: Public, Spoon and Stable, Hola Arepa

Winner: Public Kitchen and Bar

Best Chef Switcheroo

Winner: Diane Yang and Niki Francioli of Spoon and Stable and La Belle Vie

Public Kitchen & Bar

229 E 6th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101

La Belle Vie

510 Groveland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-874-6440 Visit Website

Corner Table

4257 Nicollet Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55409 (612) 823-0011


2700 Lyndale Avenue South, , MN 55408 (612) 200-9369 Visit Website