rock the vote, cleveland…now

Food & Wine has wisely selected our very own, chef Chris Hodgson, as one of 100 nominees for its annual The People’s Best New Chef award. The program, now in its third year, is an extension of the Food & Wine Best New Chefs program which honors talented up-and-coming innovators who have run their own kitchens for five years or fewer.

Cleveland, this is where we come in and can help out Chris, plus garner some more positive press for our beloved city. Each of us gets to determine the winner via online voting, beginning today through March 18 right here.

Chris has already done so much for our city, plus – he’s just genuinely a good guy and of course, super talented. Let’s help him get this title!

And if that’s not enough, both Chris and his partner, chef/owner Scott Kuhn, are offering the following bit of gratitude for showing your support. If you vote for Hodgson through a link at, and take a screen shot of your  vote  and show it during a visit to Hodges, you’ll receive a free snack. But wait, there’s more! Anyone who shares the announcement via Hodge’s Facebook page will be entered into a drawing for dinner for 10 in your home, cooked by Chris (sorry – local peeps only).

Read, set, VOTE!!