Last month, we revealed that at this year's Iron Fork event on October 21 we'd be handing out our first ever Short Order awards. While Best of Miami is picked by an ominous "editorial board," the blog awards work a little differently. We asked a group of local chefs, food bloggers, and our own Short Order writers to send in nominees in six categories: Besf Chef, Best Up & Coming Chef, Best Pastry Chef, Best Restaurant, Best Mixologist, and Best Plate.
Now that the nominees are in, it's time for you, the reader, to help us pick the winner. All you have to do is visit newtimesshortorder.com to cast your vote. Simple as that!
Winners will be announced October 21 at Iron Fork -- tickets on sale now. Also, check back because we might start feeling generous and hand out a few Iron Fork prize packages.
Want to know who made the cut before voting? Check the full list of nominees after the jump.
Michelle Bernstein (Michy's, Sra. Martinez)
Michael Schwartz (Michael's Genuine Food & Drink)
Philippe Ruiz (Palme d'Or)
Allen Susser (Chef Allen's)
Norman Van Aken (Norman's 180)
Dewey LoSasso (The Forge)
Pascal Oudin (Pascal's on Ponce)
Kevin Cory (NAOE Miami)
Douglas Rodriguez (Douglas Rodriguez Restaurant Group)
Marc Vidal (Solea)
Best Up & Coming Chef
Timon Balloo (Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill)
Jeff O'Neill (The Villa)
Simon Stojanovic (Altamare)
Brandon Whitestone (Chef Allen's)
Jeremiah Bullfrog (Gastropod, Bullfrog Eatz)
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Best Pastry Chef
Hedy Goldsmith (Michael's Genuine Food & Drink)
Malka Espinel (The Forge)
Oliver Rodriguez (Palme d'Or)
Julian Philippe (Zuma)
Vanessa Paz (Michy's)
Michael's Genuine Food & Drink
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
Robert Ortenzio (Sra. Martinez, Meat Market)
Jay Wolmer (Select Brands)
Camille Austin (Hakkasan)
Elad Zvi (Living Room at the W South Beach)
Ally Plotkin (Mercadito)
David Ortiz (Club 50)
NAOE Bento Box
Lechon asado at El Palacio de los Jugos
Lobster PB&J at The Forge
Roast chicken, truffle potatoes at Sugarcane
Smoked octopus salad at Eos
Pork buns at Sakaya Kitchen