Landon Schoenefeld of HauteDish in Minneapolis.

Food & Wine is getting into the awards racket.

The magazine is asking readers, diners and celebrity followers to select the nation's best new chefs, culled from a list of 10 names in 10 different regions around the country.

"We're excited to give restaurant-goers across america a chance to give a giant shout-out to their favorite chef," said F&W editor Dana Cowin in a statement.

In the Twin Cities, the magazine is shining the spotlight on Erik Anderson at Sea Change, Mike Brown and James Winberg at Travail Kitchen & Amusements and Landon Schoenefeld at HauteDish.



Mike Brown of Travail Kitchen & Amusements in Robbinsdale.



James Winberg of Travail Kitchen & Amusements in Robbinsdale.

Erik Anderson of Sea Change in Minneapolis.

(Other Midwesterners include Tim Dahl of Nostrano in Madison, Wis.; Alex Pope at R Bar in Kansas City, Mo.; Lee Richardson at Ashley's at the Capital Hotel in Little Rock, Ark.; Carly Grobin of Proof in Des Moines; and three St. Louis bold-faced names: Anthony Devoti of Five, Josh Galliano of Monarch and Kevin Willmann of Farmhaus.

Voting is open through March 1. "We would greatly prefer that you only for chefs whose restaurants you've actually visited, so the 'chef' part of The people's Best New Chef 2011 really holds true," says the website.

Go here to cast your ballot.

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