Food & Wine magazine just announced its nominees for 2013's People's Best New Chef, the crowd-sourcing accompaniment to its annual "Best New Chef" awards. As per usual, 100 chefs from across the country are separated into 10-person regional categories, and this year, the Portland area dominates the Northwest & Pacific voting category, with six local restaurants represented. The chefs up for vote: Greg Denton & Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton (Ox), Chris DiMinno (Clyde Common), Sunny Jin (Newberg's Jory), Ken Norris (Riffle NW), Sarah Pliner (Aviary), and Johanna Ware (Smallwares).
Both DiMinno and Jin have been nominated in previous years; DiMinno is now a three-time participant in the F&W rodeo, which seeks to name the "most talented new chef in America." Voting continues through March 18.
· Vote for Your Favorite Chef [F&W]
· All Previous People's Best New Chef Coverage [Eater PDX]