Philadelphia is home to an amazing group of writers; there are hundreds of restaurant, wine, beer, and food authors working in and around the region. It was difficult to select our favorites from such an  deep talent pool.  The following are the twenty-one who rocked our world this year.*

They are all amazing, but there can be only one Writer of the Year.  The winner not only earns the Epikur Trophy, but will also win over a thousand dollars in cash and goodies, courtesy of the Wine School of Philadelphia and Bacchus Selections. Please vote for your favorite local writer! You can read their submissions by clicking on their names.  Voting ends on February 1st.

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*Minus  Craig Leban, who isn’t just a local writer anymore: he’s a damn legend.