In the most hotly contested race of Hot Chef Day so far, Maya Erickson of AQ narrowly beat Dominique Crenn, 171 to 142. Now Erickson faces Azalina Eusope of Azalina's Malaysian, who made quick work of Melissa Chou with a 122-75 victory. One of these ladies will face the winning gentleman for the title of Eater SF's Hottest Chef of 2013. Who will you choose? Voting closes at 3 pm PST.
Photo of Maya Erickson by Molly DeCoudreaux.