Many weeks of polls and hundreds of thousands of votes have led to today, a very special day: The final round of Eater's Hottest Chef in America competition. Presenting the two contenders: East Coast Conference winner John Critchley of Urbana in Washington, DC and West Coast Conference winner Kurt Ramborger of ViUDA Bistro in Buda, TX. The winner gets all the glory and joins SF's David Bazirgan (Eater's 2011 Hottest Chef in America) in the pantheon of chef hotness. The vote, this way:
Note: Poll closes at 11AM EST, Tuesday March 6th, and the winner will be announced here shortly afterwards. To keep track of the Hottest Chef competition, see the brackets.
Update 2/6/2012 11AM EST: The poll is now closed and votes will be analyzed. Official results will be announced shortly.
Update 4PM EST: Kurt Ramborger wins!