With yesterday's poll now closed, we have one of the two finalists for Eater NOLA's Hottest Chef Competition, our search for the city's sexiest, most attractive chef. The winner of today's semifinal will compete against Root's Phillip Lopez for the chance to claim that title. The final round will run on Thursday, with the winner announced Friday afternoon. That winner will then go on to compete against the winners from our sister sites in Eater National's competition.
Today's semifinalists are in the image above. (Click to enlarge.) From left to right, they are: Justin Ferguson from Superior Seafood, Joe Pedroza from Company Burger, Michael Gulotta from Restaurant August and Michael Farrell from Le Meritage. As always, these polls are closely monitored with statistical irregularities and duplicate votes weeded out, so let's keep it a clean fight. This poll will be open for 24 hours.