Chef Michael Fojtasek at Olamaie on May 9, 2017. (TAMIR KALIFA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN)[/caption]
The Oscars of the restaurant world take place this evening and you can watch the ceremony streaming online. The red carpet coverage starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by the ceremony at 6 p.m.
Former Austin winners of the award include Tyson Cole of Uchi (2o11), Paul Qui while at Uchiko (2012) and Aaron Franklin (2015). The two Austin chefs are competing against Steve McHugh of Cured in San Antonio, Martín Rios, of Restaurant Martín in Santa Fe and Alex Seidel of Mercantile in Denver.
The Michael Hsu Office of Architecture was also named a finalist for best restaurant design for Otoko at the South Congress Hotel.
2017 Austin360 Dining Guide’s Top 25:Olamaie (#1) | Barley Swine (#7)