11/15/2011 02:03 pm ET Updated Jan 15, 2012

Announcing The 2011 Eater Award Winners For Chicago

It is time now to announce the winners of the 2011 Eater Awards, presented by Patrón Tequila. In over 50 categories spanning 13 cities, the winners comprise a diverse bunch of the finest and most interesting chefs, operators and characters in the country. We applaud them. You are hereby instructed to applaud them. So, without further ado--actually, a few quick pre-ambling thoughts....

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