Week 2 Voting Categories
Vote August 10 - 17 (Voting ends August 17th at 10pm)
Restaurant Industry Voting Begins August 3 for the Chef of the Year and Pastry Chef of the Year
Chef of the Year -- This award recognizes an outstanding culinarian who stands out. This chef stands out amongst a crowd of excellent chefs, he or she not only possess stellar culinary skills, but also someone who gives back to the industry through time, training and/or inspiration.
Pastry Chef of the Year -- This award recognizes excellence to a chef that specializes in the production of pastry work. They demonstrate style and innovation in what they produce. He or She is someone with not only stellar culinary skills; they stand out amongst a crowd of excellent pastry chefs.
Best Beer Program
The Best Beer Program Award is designed to recognize restaurants whose beer lists offer interesting selections and appeal to a variety of beer enthusiasts. A restaurant with an excellent beer program will have staff that can suggest beers that will work in harmony with the cuisine.
Best Wine Program
The Best Wine Program Award is designed to recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections and appeal to a variety of wine enthusiasts. A restaurant with an excellent wine program will have staff that can suggest wines that will work in harmony with the cuisine.
Best Bar Program
An excellent bar program should be just as thoughtfully created as the dining menu. Many restaurants in Orange County have outstanding bar programs that offer knowledgeable food pairings, cocktail suggestions, and friendly service and well-rounded menus to suit all palettes.
August 3 - 9 | Voting Ends August 9th at 10pm.
Week 2 Begins August 10
Best Cocktails in Orange County
BThe best place to get delicious cocktails in Orange County -- both innovative and classic.
Best New Restaurant
A new restaurant must have been opened no longer than 12 months from the voting month, meaning it would have opened between August 2017 and August 2018. This restaurant has shown that it has made a great impact on the restaurant scene and offers excellent service and cuisine.
Bartender of the Year
This award recognizes excellence with the counties best bartenders, one who showcases his or her craft through the art of cocktail creation. This person has excellent knowledge and skills with: the classics, creativity, innovation, and hospitality.
Best Lunch Spot in Orange County
This award recognizes the art of an excellent lunch. This eatery offers excellent options with fresh and delicious results a restaurant that you suggest friends try at lunch time.