Cooking Light Introduces People's Choice for Trailblazing Chef Awards

They want to know who you think the Best Neighborhood Chef is

Cooking Light's Trailblazing Chef Awards

Looks like Cooking Light is hoping to crowdsource opinions on who the Best Neighborhood Chef is. Starting today, nominations for the second annual Trailblazing Chefs Best Neighborhood Restaurant award can be made at CookingLight.com.

Why are they looking for everyone's opinion? For Best Neighborhood Restaurant specifically, "The true neighborhood restaurant is frequented and treasured by locals," editor Scott Mowbray said in a press release.

So whether it's your favorite greasy Chinese joint or that taqueria down the block, Cooking Light urges you to "show some love to your local joint." Of course editors will vet through the nominations to present a list of finalists, but hey, at least you can say you tried.

Nominations go until May 31, 2012. Finalists will be announced mid-June for voting.