The panel of 26 celebrity chow hounds shared their culinary perspectives to determine the 100 Munchies nominees in three groups of categories:
Terrific Tastemakers gives props to the media and personalities who make the food world delicious, from the Best Chef to the Best Food Blog.
Best Bites honors the most intriguing interpretations of our favorite foods, like the Best Burger and the Best BBQ.
Delicious Destinations pays homage to the haunts that keep us coming back for more; think Best Craft Brewery or Best Late Night Food.
Food enthusiasts can satisfy their cravings and vote once per day at Tablespoon.com/themunchies during the voting period – now through April 30, 2013. The 2013 winners of The Munchies awards will be based on popular vote and announced on Tablespoon.com in early May.
The Terrific Tastemakers NomineesBest Food TV Show"Chopped" (Food Network)"Iron Chef America" (Food Network)"The Taste" (ABC)"Top Chef" (Bravo)"Master Chef" (FOX) Best Food TV Personality Alton Brown, "Good Eats" (Food Network) Andrew Zimmern, "Bizarre Foods" (Travel Channel) Anthony Bourdain, "The Taste" (ABC)Lidia Bastianich, "Lidia's Italy" (PBS) Mario Batali, "The Chew" (ABC) Best Food MagazineBon Appetit ( Conde Nast)Cooking Light (Time, Inc.)Food & Wine (American Express Publishing)Lucky Peach (McSweeney's)Saveur (Bonnier Corporation) Best Blog or SiteEaterGrub Street Michael RuhlmanSerious EatsSmitten Kitchen Best New Cookbook"A Girl and Her Pig," April Bloomfield"Bouchon Bakery," Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel"Canal House Cooks Every Day," Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton" Jerusalem: A Cookbook," Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi"The Sprouted Kitchen," Sara Forte Best Food Podcast or Radio Show"Food is the New Rock""Good Food" (KCRW)"Main Course" (Heritage Radio Network)"NPR: Food" (NPR)"Spilled Milk" Best Chef Barbara Lynch, No. 9 Park, Boston Hugh Acheson, Empire State South, Atlanta Paul Kahan, Blackbird, Chicago Suzanne Goin, Lucques, Los Angeles Thomas Keller, The French Laundry, Yountville, CA The Best Bites Nominees Best BurgerButcher and the Burger, ChicagoDB Bistro Moderne, New York Father's Office, Los AngelesShake Shack, New YorkUmami Burger, Los Angeles Best PizzaBar Toma, ChicagoDiFara Pizza, Brooklyn, NYPizzeria Bianco, PhoenixPizzeria Mozza, Los AngelesRoberta's Pizza, Brooklyn, NY Best TacoBig Star, ChicagoEmpellon Taqueria, New YorkLa Condesa, Austin, TXLa Super Rica, Santa Barbara, CASalvation Taco, New York Best Ice CreamBig Gay Ice Cream, New YorkBlack Dog Gelato, ChicagoGraeter's, Cincinnati Humphry Slocombe, San Franciscoil Laboratorio del Gelato, New York Best BBQFranklin BBQ, Austin, TXHill Country BBQ, New YorkOklahoma Joe's, Kansas City, KS Salt Lick, Austin, TXScott's BBQ, Hemingway, SC Best BreakfastBalthazar, New YorkThe Flying Biscuit Cafe, AtlantaHominy Grill, Charleston, SCLoveless Cafe, Nashville, TN Puerto Sagua, Miami Best Late Night FoodBlue Ribbon, New YorkDavid's Cafe, MiamiHoleman & Finch Public House, Atlanta Pink's Hot Dogs, Los AngelesWaffle House, Atlanta The Delicious Destinations Nominees Best Local Farmers MarketFerry Plaza Farmers Market, San FranciscoMadison Farmers Market, Madison, WINorth Market, Columbus, OHSanta Monica Farmers Market, Santa Monica, CAUnion Square Greenmarket, New York Best Food TruckAZ Canteen, MinneapolisBiryani Cart, New YorkKogi BBQ Truck, Los AngelesMarination Mobile, SeattleRiffs Fine Street Foods, Nashville, TN Best Coffee ShopBlue Bottle Coffee, Oakland, CAIntelligentsia Coffee, ChicagoJoe, New YorkLa Colombe, PhiladelphiaStumptown Coffee Roasters, Portland, OR Best Craft BreweryBell's Brewery, Kalamazoo, MIBrooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NYNew Glarus Brewing Co., New Glarus, WIRogue Ales, Newport, ORSummit Brewing Co., St. Paul, MN Best BakeryBouchon Bakery, Yountville, CAHoosier Mama Pie Co., ChicagoMomofuku Milk Bar, New YorkSalty Tart, MinneapolisTartine Bakery, San Francisco Best Food City Chicago Los Angeles Portland, OR New York San Francisco