Finally, it's time for the audience participation section of The Bib, food52 and Eater's first ever restaurant competition. Every day during the Bib competition, now in its third week, one of 15 chosen judges explains why one restaurant, narrowed down from a giant list of '09 and '10 openings by our Bib Panel, defeated the other in a comparative tasting. But the judges decisions are only one part of the Bib. The Bib will also have an equally important People's Choice winner, as decided by the votes of Eater and Food 52 readers.
So peruse the below list of the 16 Bib contenders, think long and hard about which is the best (most exciting, most delicious) newcomer, and make a vote. The poll will be open all week, so do share with friends and fellow restaurant lovers. The winner will be crowned at the Bib gala next Monday at LTO. On to the voting: