On Friday, the four finalists in each category were announced, and both The Varnish and Alperin made it through in their categories. Now we just have to wait until the awards in New Orleans in July to see who wins.
Other Los Angeles finalist: Harvard & Stone for Best High Volume Cocktail Bar.
And in other Eric Alperin news, the movie Hey, Bartender, which features Aperin, premiers in L.A. this Friday, and the movie makers have just released a teaser in which Alperin discusses how hospitality defeated pretentiousness. See the video below.