WATCH: The 2013 World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards Livestream On Now

This evening in London (which is this afternoon on the east coast), the 2013 World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards will unfold. If your invitation got lost in the mail like ours must have, a livestream of the festivities is available right here.

Previously, Restaurant Magazine awarded a Best Female Chef (congrats, Nadia Santini!), and we pretty much lost our minds. Earlier this month, Alain Ducasse was honored with a lifetime achievement award, and just this weekend we took a look at how nonplussed this year’s Asian nominees appeared to be.

Restaurant Magazine’s methodology for the awards is kind of like an electoral college, where 900 international leaders in the food industry — including critics, chefs, restaurateurs and acclaimed foodies — each get seven votes to nominate a restaurant as “the best”. At least three of each panelist’s votes must recognize a restaurant outside of their home region, so no favoritism, guys.

Previous winning chefs include René Redzepi, Ferran Adrià, Thomas Keller, and Heston Blumenthal, and Noma swept the number one spot last year. Check back to watch the awards unfold at 3:00.

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