It's getting down to the wire in Eater's Hottest Chef in America competition. Right now, the Eastern Conference championship round that will lead to the East vs West coast finals. The contestants: chef Phillip Lopez of Root in New Orleans vs John Critchley of Urbana in Washington, DC. Vote here:
Note: Poll closes at 11AM EST, Fri March 2nd. To keep track of the Hottest Chef competition, see the brackets.
Update 3/2: Polls are closed and votes are being tallied. Stay tuned for announcement of the official winner.