Karen Akunowicz is named Hottest Chef, Northeast!

And the winner of Hottest Chef in Boston is... Myers+ Chang executive chef Karen Akunowicz! Akunowicz beat out such damn fine looking chefs as Presceia Cooper from Darryl's Corner Kitchen, Kevin O'Donnell from The Salty Pig, recent Top Chef contestant Kristen Kish of Stir, Will Gilson of Puritan & Company, and even Joanne Chang-Myers, who puts the "Chang" and some of the "Myers" in Myers + Chang. Congrats to all of our 30 hot chef nominees and to all of the readers who sent them in and voted. And best of luck to Karen Akunowicz, who will now hotly face off against over twenty finalists from other Eater lands. Make Boston proud! And scintillated.